Wide Bay super vax weekend

PEOPLE across the Wide Bay are able to walk into local vaccination hubs this weekend as part of  Queensland’s Super Vax Weekend. 

Health officials are urging Fraser Coast residents who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 to take part in Queensland’s state-wide Super Vax Weekend. IMAGE: Supplied.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service are opening up the Hervey Bay TAFE and Bundaberg TAFE vaccination hubs on Saturday and Sunday. The Maryborough Town Hall and the mobile vaccination van at Childers Showgrounds will be open on Saturday. 

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WBHHS Vaccine Lead Fiona Sewell said it was fantastic to be part of the state-wide effort to lift the  vaccination rate. 

“Our vaccination hubs and mobile outreach van will be offering anyone who walks in this weekend the Pfizer vaccine,” Ms Sewell said. 

“Anyone 12 years or older can receive the Pfizer vaccine from our clinics this weekend, it’s as simple as just showing up.

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“It’s really important to get vaccinated now in case of future outbreak in Queensland – especially now that we’ve seen Delta spreading in New South Wales and Victoria.” 

Vaccination hub opening hours are: 

• Hervey Bay TAFE: Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3pm 

• Bundaberg TAFE: Saturday and Sunday 8am to 3pm 

• Maryborough Town Hall: Saturday from 8am to 4.30pm 

• Childers Showgrounds: Saturday from 9:30am to 4pm  

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Ms Sewell encouraged people to drop by the vaccination hubs even if they have some questions they want answered before being vaccinated. 

“Our qualified team of clinicians at the vaccination hubs, including on duty medical officers, are able to answer questions about vaccination and are happy to talk to anyone about it,” Ms Sewell said. 

“If you have those questions answered then you can choose to get vaccinated or return home to think about your decision further – the main thing is to get that expert advice now so you can make a decision. 

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“This weekend is about getting record vaccinations to ensure that we keep Queenslanders safe. Come and join us to knock this out of the park.” 

To find out more about WBHHS vaccination clinics, including opening hours, click here.

Press release issued by WBHHS on Friday, 17 September 2021.

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