Ipswich MPs are urging the local community to roll up their sleeves and support this weekend’s Super Saturday Vaccination Blitz.
Ipswich State High School, Bundamba State Secondary College and Springfield Central State High School will be among 100 schools to host pop-up hubs as an increasing number of Queenslanders continue to get vaccinated.
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said people who got vaccinated as part of Super Saturday would be fully protected from COVID in time for the second stage of the state’s re-opening by December 17.
“This year, the best Christmas present is free and now we’re making it super quick and easy for all Queenslanders to get vaccinated,” Ms Howard said.
“The countdown is on to December 17, when we can open Queensland and reunite families.”
Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said people who were vaccinated were 86 per cent less likely to catch COVID.
“The statistics don’t lie, and getting vaccinated also means you are 90 per cent less likely to die if you do catch COVID,” Mr Madden said.
“The more Queenslanders who are vaccinated, the safer and stronger we will be as a state and as a community.”
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said he was urging everyone to get vaccinated now.
“This is the time to get vaccinated – we need to keep each other safe as Queensland re-opens – and if you’re yet to be vaccinated you’re running out of time,” Mr McCallum said.
“The more of us who are vaccinated, the sooner we can be safely reunited with family and friends interstate and overseas.
“So walk in to a school pop-up clinic this Saturday or drop in to see your GP, community pharmacy or our local Queensland Health clinics.”
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said she was very happy to see a vaccination hub at Springfield Central State High School.
“This is a terrific local vaccination option for those who live in Greater Springfield – protect yourself, protect your loved ones and protect our community,” Ms Mullen said.
“I’m urging all of our unvaccinated locals in the Springfield suburbs to please walk in this weekend, get your jab and get this done."
Super Saturday Vaccination Blitz School Pop Up Clinics
- Ipswich State High School, Hunter Street, Brassall from 8am to 2pm Saturday and 8am to 3pm Sunday.
- Bundamba State Secondary College, Naomai Street, Bundamba from 8am to 2pm Saturday.
- Springfield Central State High School, Parkland Drive, Springfield Central from 8am to 2pm Saturday and 9am to 5pm Saturday.
- Walk ins will continue to be accepted all weekend at the Ipswich CBD clinic in the mall from 8am to 4pm.