These Four Queensland Health Vaccination Hubs Are Now Doing Walk-In COVID-19 Jabs Every Day
Brisbanites no longer need appointments to get vaccinated at Boondall, Kippa Ring, Caboolture Square and Doomben Racecourse.
Brisbanites, if you haven't yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, getting the jab has just gotten easier. From today, Wednesday, September 22, four vaccination hubs across the city are welcoming in walk-ins — so you can just roll up when you have time.
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, which is what these walk-in jabs aim to work around. So if you've been busy, or booking in has slipped your mind, or it's just kept falling further down your to-do list, you no longer need an appointment.
Here's where you'll need to head: the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall, which operates from 8.30am–6pm daily; Doomben Racecourse, from 8.30am–3.50pm daily; the Kippa-Ring vaccination location at the former Village Wholesale Centre on Elizabeth Avenue, which is also open from from 8.30am–3.50pm daily; and Caboolture Square, which runs from 8am–5pm on weekdays and 8am–4pm on Saturday.
All four spots are welcoming in walk-ins over the age of 12 — with Boondall only doing Pfizer jabs, and the other three venues administering AstraZeneca shots as well.
BREAKING: Walk-in vaccinations will be available from today at the vaccine clinics:
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 22, 2021
The move comes after Queensland hosted a walk-in vax weekend on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, which proved a success.
"This walk-in model is set to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 even more convenient for our community... These clinics have capacity to vaccinate a huge number of patrons at any one time, with the Brisbane Entertainment Centre community vaccination clinic able to see 82 patrons at once," said Queensland Minister for Health Yvette D'Ath in a statement.
If you already have an appointment at any of these four Queensland Health vax hubs, you can still keep it — that won't be affected by the walk-ins.
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 22, 2021 by Sarah Ward