School vaccination clinics are back

Premier and Minister for the Olympics The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the return of the school vaccination clinics, one of the most successful programs for bringing vaccines closer to people.

This weekend, Saturday November 13 and Sunday November 14, 58 Queensland schools will welcome everyone who wants to be vaccinated.

Another Super Schools Weekend will operate on November 20 and 21.

All will target areas where vaccination rates need to improve.

The Premier said the schools vaccinations centres had been one of the most successful ways of getting more Queenslanders vaccinated.

“Our last pop-up school vaccination clinics were such a runaway success with 116 state schools stepping up to the plate,” the Premier said.

“More than 16,000 were vaccinated at our last Super Schools weekend and I want to see even more people take advantage of having a vaccination centre even closer to where they live.”

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said most schools will be in areas with low vaccination rates.

“Please, come forward and get vaccinated before the borders open,” Minister D’Ath said.

“We know that when the borders open that everyone will be exposed to the virus – but if you get vaccinated, you protect yourself and your community.”

Education Minister Grace Grace said the days gave schools the chance for some end of year fundraising too.

“Schools can take advantage of this and offer sausage sizzles to those getting their vaccine – getting a snag and a jab has been popular at Bunnings and I’m sure it would be at schools too.

“There’s no need to make an appointment for our pop-up school clinics. Anyone aged 12 or over can just show up and get their first or second dose.”

For the full list of vaccination locations and opening times, visit the Queensland Health vaccination locations webpage.

List of schools offering vaccination this weekend:

Babinda State School Blackwater State High School Gracemere State school Crow’s Nest State School Dalby State High School Kingaroy State High School Millmerran State School Murgon State High School Nanango State High School Oakey State High School Stanthorpe State High School Tara Shire State College Toowoomba State High School Warwick State High School Wilsonton State High School Canungra Arts School Hall Palm Beach Currumbin School Bowen State High School Mirani State High School Moranbah State High School Pioneer State High School Proserpine State High School Bray Park State High School Burpengary State Secondary College Craigslea State High School Dakabin State High School Elimbah State High School Indooroopilly State High School Pine Rivers State High School The Gap State High School Woodford State School Beenleigh State High School Corinda State High School Flagstone State Community College Loganlea State High School Marsden State High School Whites Hill State College Windaroo Valley State High School Wynnum State High School Beerwah State High School Chancellor State College Coolum State High School Maroochydore State High School Mary Valley State College Nambour State College Noosa District State High School Kelso State Primary School Northern Beaches State High School Railway Estate State Primary School Wulguru State Primary School Bellbird Park State Secondary College Bundamba State Secondary College Ipswich State High School Lockyer District State High School Redbank Plains State High School Ripley Valley State Secondary College Rosewood State High School Springfield Central State High School

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