Queensland has recorded zero new local cases of Covid-19 as it reveals a new age group is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed the Pfizer vaccine will be made available for Queenslanders aged 60 and over as the state ramps up its rollout.
The state recorded no new community cases of Covid-19 infections on Wednesday with the Premier announcing authorities would make vaccines available for walk-ins for a “super weekend” after boost to the supply arrived this week.
“There is only one way we win the war and that is to get as many Queenslanders as possible vaccinated,” Ms Palaszczuk told parliament.
“Starting this weekend, any Queenslander over 60 can get a Pfizer vaccine at any of our vaccination hubs.”
The Premier has previously accused the federal government of being responsible for a vaccine supply shortfall but said nearly 190,000 Pfizer does arrived in the state on Monday.
“We will have more details on walk-in venues in coming days and increased capacities on weekends,” she said. “Bookings are preferred so that your appointment is assured.”
Invoking the spirit of the recently cancelled Brisbane Royal Show, the Ekka, the Premier urged Queenslanders to “roll up! roll up!” to receive the virus protection.
“Roll up to the vax clinic, roll up to your GP or pharmacy, roll up your sleeves and take your best shot,” she said.
“Other states have to fight just to get a taste of freedom. We have to fight to hold onto ours.”
No new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Wednesday, providing a glimmer of hope the state has once again dodged a devastating outbreak.
A number of students at the Thomas More College in south Brisbane tested positive this week after a family of five contracted the virus.
More than 1000 families remain in isolation due to the cluster, with dozens of live exposure sites across the city’s south.
More to come.