Covid clinics extended to schools

Murgon State High School will host a covid clinic this Saturday. Picture: FILE 255117_01

This weekend is being dubbed Queensland’s largest vaccination blitz to date.

The Queensland Government is encouraging anyone who is yet to be vaccinated to come forward and get their first dose.

The Super Saturday vaccination blitz will include pop-up vaccination clinics at up to 100 high schools in addition to existing community vaccination locations.

Around the Burnett these include, Murgon State High School, Nanango State High School and Kilcoy State High School.

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

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

“Vaccinations are the key to saving lives and reuniting Queenslanders with their friends and family.

“We’re working hard to make it as quick and easy as possible for all Queenslanders to get vaccinated.

“That’s why we’re establishing vaccination clinics at dozens of schools right throughout the state.

“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.”

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath encouraged anyone aged 12 and over who is yet to be vaccinated to come to any of the vaccination clinics.

“Remember it takes at least five weeks to be fully protected from the vaccine,” she said.

“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.

“The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against serious illness from COVID-19 and it is key to charting a course through the next stages of the pandemic.”

The full list of vaccination locations can be found here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/book/vaccination-locations

The clinics will be open on Saturday from 8am to 2pm and will be accepting all persons aged 12 and over as a walk-in during operating hours. Must present at least one hour before clinic closing and is limited by supply availability

Kilcoy State High School (Seib St, Kilcoy)

Murgon State High School (2 Dutton St, Murgon)

Nanango State High School (54 Elk St, Nanango)