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Queensland Health's Vaccination Hubs Are Doing Walk-In Pfizer Jabs All Weekend

Still need to get vaxxed? Everyone aged 12 and over can simply walk in to get the Pfizer jab on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19.
By Sarah Ward
September 17, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
September 17, 2021
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Jurassic Park told us that life finds a way, and that line has been quoted many times ever since. But sometimes life gets in the way. You mean to get around to doing something, but you get busy, or it slips your mind, or it falls further down your to-do list.

If getting vaccinated against COVID-19 falls into that category for you, the Queensland Government has announced a weekend of walk-in Pfizer jabs on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. Across those two days, you can stroll on in to any of Queensland Health's 38 vaccination hubs that'll be open around the state and get vaxxed — and you won't need to have a booking.

So, if you haven't gotten around to navigating the online booking system yet, you don't need to — at least for one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone aged 12 or over can walk in and get vaccinated, because Queensland has now also opened up the Pfizer vax to anyone in that age group.

If you're wondering where to head, Brisbane's sites include the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall, Doomben Racecourse, Queensland Children's Hospital, Rocklea Showgrounds, Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital, and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. You'll need to be onsite at least one hour before your clinic of choice closes for the day, and getting the jab is subject to availability. But, if there isn't a shot for you that day, you'll be able to book an appointment for another day that suits you.

If you already have an appointment at a Queensland Health vax hub for this weekend, you can still keep it — that won't be affected by the walk-in weekend.

Either way, getting vaxxed will help the country increase its vaccination rate, with more restrictions likely to ease for fully vaxxed Aussies once the nation hits both the 70-percent and 80-percent vaccination thresholds.

Obviously, if you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 jab, you should seek advice from your GP or a healthcare professional.

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 September 17, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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