The Chronicle

Time to ‘hop on lifeboat’ during Super Saturday


THE main vaccinatio­n hub at Clifford Gardens is just one of many locations you can receive a Covid-19 jab this weekend.

The Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN has revealed it will operate walk-in locations at the Oakey State High School and Wilsonton State High School on Saturday and Sunday.

Both will be providing vaccinatio­ns from 9am-5pm both days.

These clinics will be reopened three weeks later so attendees can receive their second dose.

Queensland Health has confirmed a number of other schools across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will host vaccinatio­n clinics this weekend, but the details on when these will run were yet to be finalised when The Chronicle went to print.

They join more than 100 schools across the state in a Super Saturday vaccinatio­n blitz

The Clifford Gardens hub run by Darling Downs Health will continue to operate from 8.30-4pm both days.

All of these clinics will accept all people aged 12 and over as a walk-in during their operating hours.

You can also save some time prior to your arrival by registerin­g yourself at vaccineboo­­rvaccinati­on.

Queensland recorded its worst week for first-dose vaccinatio­ns since early August, despite pleas from the Premier for people to “hop on the lifeboat” and warnings that outbreaks could kill dozens of people when borders reopen.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said school pop-up clinics would be available across multiple regions this Saturday, with a focus on areas with low vaccinatio­n uptake.

“Super Saturday is our largest vaccine push to date. If you’ve been saying you’ll just wait a bit before getting the vaccine – it’s time for you to come forward and get vaccinated now,” she said.

“We need Queensland­ers to vaccinate before it’s too late.”

On a rolling seven-day average, only 14,304 received their first does of Covid-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, the lowest level since August 5.

About 72 per cent of eligible Queensland­ers have received their first dose and 57.45 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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