Townsville Bulletin

FOUR TOWNSVILLE SCHOOLS TO OFFER VACCINES THIS WEEKEND

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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.

Premier Annastacia

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

Townsville.”

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.

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