Townsville Bulletin

Plan to take vaccinatio­ns into schools


THE state government has revealed it is working to bring Covid-19 vaccinatio­ns into schools to get teens jabbed.

Education Minister Grace Grace was in Townsville on Thursday to announce four schools Thuringowa State High, Heatley Secondary College, Northern Beaches State

High and William Ross State High, would become vaccinatio­n hubs on Saturday.

But there are also plans in place to vaccinate teens during school hours, with the state government working with the Pharmacy Guild on the implementa­tion.

Minister Grace said the guild was linking up with local pharmacies in Mareeba to vaccinate kids during school hours, with plans in place for the program to expand.

“We have a number of other ones rolling out in North Queensland, particular­ly in those low vaccinatio­n areas,” Ms Grace said.

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