FOUR TOWNSVILLE SCHOOLS TO OFFER VACCINES THIS WEEKEND
A NUMBER of Townsville schools will be turned into vaccination hubs this weekend as the state government looks for more opportunities for people to get jabbed.
The hubs will be part of the state’s largest vaccination blitz to date with anyone who is yet to be vaccinated encouraged to come forward and get their first dose.
The Super Saturday vaccination blitz will include pop-up clinics at 100 high schools across the state including Thuringowa State High, Heatley Secondary College, Northern Beaches State High and William Ross State High.
Palaszczuk said there would be a focus on the areas with low vaccination uptake.
“We need Queenslanders to vaccinate before it’s too late,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Vaccinations are the key to saving lives and reuniting Queenslanders with their friends and family.”
Thuringowa MP Aaron Harper encouraged all
Townsville and North Queensland residents to get vaccinated.
“Get vaccinated. We can’t be any clearer than that,” Mr Harper said.
“Delta will get here and you need to be vaccinated for the sake of our community. What better place than Thuringowa State High or any of the other
three schools in
Health Minister Yvette D’ath said earlier this month, the state established pop-up clinics at 18 schools, administering 4500 doses over two days.
“We’ve given you the vaccination targets and dates we’re working towards to open
Queensland’s borders so you can see your family and friends – and Queenslanders have the power to bring those dates forward if more people get vaccinated sooner.
“We cannot be complacent. Just because Covid-19 may not have reached your community yet does not mean it won’t.
“We need more of our regional Queenslanders to get vaccinated now to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said that many students aged 12 and over, their families and friends would come forward to get vaccinated this weekend.