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Vax Clinics Are Popping Up at Queensland Bunnings Stores So You Can Pair the Jab with a Snag

Your weekend sausage-and-shopping ritual can now include getting vaccinated.
By Sarah Ward
October 12, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
October 12, 2021
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Would Australians flock to Bunnings each weekend if barbecued sausages weren't there for the munching? Hopefully we'll never need to learn the answer to this very important question. Shopping for hardware, garden products and everything else the chain sells, then hitting up the onsite sausage sizzle, has long been an Aussie weekend tradition — and, from Saturday, October 16, getting the COVID-19 vaccination will also be part of the ritual at some Brisbane and Queensland stores.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that 33 Bunnings sites will host pop-up vax clinics from this coming weekend. Getting jabbed, eating snags — if you haven't been vaccinated yet, that's now on your agenda. It's the latest move in the government's effort to get Queenslanders vaxxed, and comes just a day after Palaszczuk also announced that the state had hit the 70-percent single-dose mark.

Those jabs and sausages will be on offer at the Mt Gravatt, Stafford, North Lakes, Morayfield, Brendale, Browns Plains, Underwood, Victoria Point and Bethania Bunnings stores in and around Brisbane, if you're wondering where to head from Saturday.

Elsewhere across Queensland, vax clinics will set up at the brand's Oxenford, Pimpama, Nerang, Robina, Arundel and Burleigh Waters sites on the Gold Coast, and at its Maryborough, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Dalby, Airlie Beach, Kingaroy, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Gympie and Plainland stores. And, Smithfield and Atherton in Cairns, three stores in Townsville and two locations in Mackay will also get vaccination pop-ups.

Getting vaxxed is free, but nabbing a snag afterwards will still cost you — with Bunnings using its sausage sizzles to raise much-needed funds for local charity groups and sporting teams.

Pop-up vaccination clinics will set up at 33 Bunnings stores across Brisbane and Queensland from Saturday, October 16. For further information about Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, head to the Australian Government Department of Health website. For more details specific to Queensland, visit the Queensland Health website.

Published on October 12, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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