Walk-ins accepted at all Queensland vaccination clinics

JOINT STATEMENT

The Palaszczuk Government will offer walk-in vaccinations at all clinics throughout Queensland from today.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said following on from the success of the Super Pfizer Weekend, Queensland Health’s vaccination locations would pivot to a walk-in model.

“Getting vaccinated is absolutely crucial when it comes to ending the pandemic, rebuilding our economy and preserving our way of life here in Queensland,” the Premier said.

“Walk-ins have been successful so far and with more supply, we want to make it as easy as possible for all Queenslanders to get vaccinated.

“We won’t keep Delta out of our community forever. Thanks to the way we’ve responded to the pandemic, we have a great window of opportunity to vaccinate as many Queenslanders as possible.

“If you’re yet to get vaccinated, I urge you to come forward.

“You can still book in – bookings will continue to take priority. But if you’re walking past one of our more than 80 clinics throughout the state, please drop in and get a jab.”

Anyone aged 12 and over is now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine at all Queensland Health vaccination locations.

Opening hours vary across the state, so check your nearest location on the Queensland Health website.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said anyone who previously had not been able to get a booking until October or November was encouraged to search for new appointment slots or walk in.

“As the vaccine rollout progresses, we have been able to open more vaccination locations and offer more appointment slots each week,” Minister D’Ath said.

“We’ve been moving to larger vaccination clinics because they have the capacity to progressively ramp up as more vaccine supply arrives.

“If you booked a few weeks ago and you’re still waiting for your appointment to come up, I encourage you to go back into the booking system and see if you can find an appointment sooner.

“Alternatively, you can walk-in at one of Queensland Health’s vaccination centres.

“We have the supply and we want Queenslanders to take advantage of it and get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Ms D’Ath said it was vital Queenslanders did not delay getting the vaccine.

“Delta variant is on our doorstep,” she said.

“We’ve always said it’s a matter of when, not if, the Delta variant spreads in Queensland.

“It’s so important you get your first dose as soon as possible because you still need to get a second dose after at least three weeks for maximum protection.

“Every person who gets vaccinated is helping to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and protect their communities.

“We must remember that we will only reach a pathway out of the pandemic if people come forward and get vaccinated.”

Walk in vaccination availability will be dependent on demand on the day and wait times are possible so make sure you bring along a bottle of water, a hat and sunscreen in case you need to wait.

You can register your interest for a vaccination booking or find your nearest community vaccination location and opening times (click on the walk in vaccinations link to search for a location) at www.health.qld.gov.au/vaccinebookings

Queensland Health vaccination locations are not the only place you can access the COVID-19 vaccine.

To find your nearest participating primary care provider, such as GPs and community pharmacies, visit the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

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