Mackay-Whitsunday residents will have more opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine with the opening of new community vaccination hubs.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said that the first of the new rolling clinics would open in Sarina and Bowen on Monday 20 September.
“We want as many people as possible to come forward and get vaccinated in Sarina and Bowen,” said Minister D’Ath.
“Thank you to all of the Queenslanders who have already come forward to get vaccinated so far.
“These additional clinics in the Isaac and Whitsunday region will help put more vaccine in the arms of willing residents.”
Sarina residents can be vaccinated at the Sarina Leagues Club for two weeks (Monday to Friday) starting September 20 from 9am to 4:30pm.
Bowen residents can be vaccinated at the Port Denison Sailing Club from 20-25 September from 8:30am to 4pm and from 8:30am to 12pm on 26 September.
The clinic will then move to Airlie Beach, Proserpine, Collinsville, Calen, Cape Gloucester, Hayman and Hamilton islands.
Additional clinics will also open in the Isaac area in the near future.
Bookings are strongly encouraged for residents, who should register their interest at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/vaccinebookings
Assistant Minister for Health and Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert welcomed the region’s vaccine expansion.
“Please, don’t wait for another outbreak to take the opportunity to get vaccinated,” said Mrs Gilbert.
“Come forward and register so you can get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community.”
Assistant Minister Gilbert asked for locals to register via the Queensland Health website to be invited to get vaccinated.
“Early registration helps our vaccine providers plan how much vaccine they need to prepare for each clinic and it also helps with the flow of people, and makes them run as efficiently as possible.”