Queensland Health is growing its network of COVID vaccination hubs with Caloundra Indoor Stadium set to open its doors this weekend.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the new Pfizer vaccination hub, among almost 50 across the state, will open on Saturday 12 June until Wednesday 23 June between 9am and 5pm and operate seven days a week.
“Given the recent cases, we’ve added a temporary new vaccination centre on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms D’Ath said.
“We are expecting to vaccinate about 1,000 people each day via this new facility.
“Because of the new COVID cases this facility will be accepting walk-ins.
“We are talking these ultra-cautious steps to ensure people on the Sunshine Coast can access vaccinations as quickly as possible.
“We know there has been COVID in the community so we are asking people to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. “Thank you to those Queenslanders who have come forward to get vaccinated – vaccination is our best chance of beating this pandemic.
“If you’re heading out for a vaccination this weekend, remember to bring a hat and some water as you may need to wait.”
Queensland Vaccine Operations Coordinator A/Deputy Commissioner Shane Chelepy praised the cooperation between agencies to stand the hub up so quickly.
“This is an excellent example of the Hospital and Health Services and Disaster Management Group working together rapidly to stand a hub up in tight timeframes.”