Pop-up vaxx clinic this weekend

Gympie High sign.

Gympie residents will have even more opportunities to get vaccinated as Gympie High School is one of 19 pop-up vaccination clinics open across selected high schools this weekend as part of the second Super Pfizer Weekend.

The Gympie High School will be open for walk-ins and will be providing the Pfizer jab to people aged over 12 years between the hours of 12-2pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

“We’re targeting areas with low uptake with these school pop-up clinics. This will initially be a trial to see how popular school-based clinics are, and we hope to expand to more areas in coming weeks,” Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said.

“If you are heading out this weekend with your family and there’s a pop-up vaccination clinic near you, then make it a family outing to get vaccinated.

“All family members aged 12 years and over can get vaccinated and be protected all at the same time.

“The sooner Queenslanders get vaccinated, the sooner we can begin navigating a pathway out of the pandemic.”

Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available at selected high schools in Gympie as well as Woodridge, Browns Plains, Kingston, Deception Bay, Morayfield, Laidley, Ipswich, Redbank Plains, Emerald, Gladstone, Ormeau, Pacific Pines, Toowoomba, Maryborough, Bundaberg and Mackay.

Minister D’Ath said the second Super Pfizer Weekend would ensure people who came out three weeks ago can access their second dose, as well as providing more vaccination opportunities for anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated.

“Not only will we have multiple high school pop-up vaccination clinics open across the second Super Pfizer Weekend, but we’ll also have 26 community vaccination locations, nine hospital and outreach clinics and five pop-ups clinics at various events such as the MOSAIC Multicultural Festival at Roma Street Parklands this Sunday,” Minister D’Ath said.

“We have plenty of vaccine supply and capacity available and it’s becoming so easy to get vaccinated anywhere across Queensland – there is absolutely no reason to delay.

“There is also no need to book – simply walk in and get vaccinated.

“It doesn’t matter where you got your first dose, you can go to any vaccination clinic to get your second dose.

“Every person who gets vaccinated helps decrease the spread of Covid-19, as well as protect their families, friends, and community.

“We need as many Queenslanders as possible getting vaccinated.”

Education Minister Grace Grace said she was excited to partner with her health colleagues to push the vaccine further into Queensland communities.

“The Department of Education is proud to play a role in the vaccine roll-out, and for many of the state’s high schools to be utilised in increasing access to the vaccine,” Minister Grace said.

“We hope that many of Queensland’s students aged 12 and over, and their families, will come forward and get vaccinated this weekend.”

If you can’t make it to a Queensland Health vaccination location, including pop-up locations, you can access the Covid-19 vaccine at a participating primary care provider, such as GPs and community pharmacies.