Queenslanders are offered a sausage sizzle and a jab as part of the state’s ‘Super Pfizer Weekend’
- Queenslanders offered jab and sausage sizzle as part of ‘Super Pfizer Weekend’
- Follows zero new community cases and only three cases in hotel quarantine
- Health Minister is urging people to get the jab before another possible outbreak
- QLD Chief Health Officer says school vaccine hubs may expand with success
- Ms D’Ath also commented on threats from federal government around Olympics
- Says comments around their threat to take away funding were unnecessary
Queenslanders heading to get their Covid vaccine are being offered a delcious treat as part of the state’s second ‘Super Pfizer Weekend.’
As the weekend kicks off, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said several high schools across the state that have turned into vaccination hubs were offering sausage sizzles as well.
‘As we hoped, there’s a sausage sizzle going as well so pop down to your local high school, get a sausage sizzle, support the school and get vaccinated,’ Ms D’Ath said during the Covid update livestream on Saturday morning.
Queenslanders launching into their second weekend of ‘Super Pfizer Weekend’ in a bid to increase vaccination rates
Those getting their jab at school turned into vaccine hubs are being given a sausage sizzle alongside their jab (pictured: Brisbane 12-year-old gets his first dose of Moderna)
Ms D’Ath also reports 69 per cent of the eligible population had received their first dose of the vaccine with 51 per cent receiving their second dose.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said the trail of vaccination hubs in school could soon be expanded if these ‘super weekends’ are successful, warning residents to get their jab as soon as possible before another outbreak.
‘We just don’t know when the next one is going to happen,’ she said.
Dr Young said 11,284 people had been tested across the state yesterday.
This follows a day of no new community cases of Covid and only three cases in hotel quarantine.
QLD Health Minister says 69 per cent of the eligible population has received their first dose of the vaccine (pictured: people seen in post vaccination observation are at Boondall mass hub in Briabane)
51 per cent of the population have received two doses of the Covid vaccine (pictured: people line up for their vaccination at Boondall mass hub in Brisbane)
Dr Young said two of the new hotel quarantine cases came from people flying in from Papua New Guinea and the third was recorded on a ship off Cape York and was reportedly working on the ship that left Indonesia seven days ago.
‘So he will be assessed as to whether or not we need to bring him off that ship or whether he can continue to be managed on that ship,’ Dr Young said.
Yesterday, health officials approved the easing back of restrictions in Queensland to Stage 3.
This means double the number of patrons are allowed in pubs, clubs and cafes with dancing making a return and gathering numbers increased.
Masks are still mandatory in indoor settings but will be reviewed in another two weeks.
Restrictions in Queensland eased on Friday afternoon back to Stage 3, with zero new community cases
Masks are still mandatory in indoor settings but will be reviewed in two weeks
In the meantime, Ms D’Ath says there could be ‘a little bit of embarrassment’ over the federal government threatening to walk away from its pledge to split the cost of the Brisbane Olympics over fears Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is attempting to take control over the organisational committee.
Ms D’Ath said comments made by Mr O’Brian, Scott Morrison’s special representative on the Olympics, have been ‘righted’, commenting it was unnecessary commentary around the Olympics.
“And Ted O’Brien is now saying that Senator Colbeck will take it from here,” Ms D’Ath said.
“The legislation that’s been drafted is out for consultation.’
“We worked very closely with the federal government and the Brisbane City Council in drafting that legislation and of course we’ve been consulting with them since and as recent as this week.”
She said when Mr O’Brian spoke to Minister for Sport Stirling Hinchliffe this week, no concerns were raised and remarked Commonwealth officials were also happy with provisions.
Ms D’Ath also commented on threats from federal government around Olympics saying comments from Scott Morrison’s special representative on the Olympics Ted O’Brian were ‘unnecessary’ (pictured: QLD residents walk around Brisbane CBD wearing masks)