Beaudesert COVID vax van delivers Pfizer for walk-ins

JABBED: Shirley Polgrain gets her COVID vaccine from nurses Bernadette Perry and Jo Gittins. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
JABBED: Shirley Polgrain gets her COVID vaccine from nurses Bernadette Perry and Jo Gittins. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

QUEENSLAND Health has upped the ante on the COVID vax campaign by installing a mobile hub at the Beaudesert Showgrounds.

People started queuing at 9.30am Monday to take advantage of the walk-in vaccination hub.

Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause said he asked Queensland Health to set up the vaccination hub.

"It is good to see them following through on this request.

"I thank the general practitioner surgeries in Beaudesert, and pharmacies, who have until this point carried the load when it comes to vaccinations in the district, and hope that this hub will ease any pressure on GPs and make it a little easier for people to get a 'regular' appointment to see their doctor.

"I encourage people to roll up the sleeve and get vaccinated. I did this through QLD Health in Ipswich a couple of weeks ago. If you've any concerns, talk to a doctor and make an informed choice."

A spokeswoman for Queensland Health said the hub would remain in Beaudesert for six weeks, until October 27.

Operating hours are from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Wednesday.

Bookings are not required.

With experts urging people with even mild symptoms to get tested, the service is also available without bookings but the options are limited.

The closest drive-through testing centre to Beaudesert is at the Flinders Peak Medical Centre on Ipswich Boonah Road at Purga but both bookings and GP referrals are required.

Medlab at Browns Plains has a drive-through COVID testing clinic with no referrals or booking required.

Sullivan Nicolaides at Beaudesert, Boonah and Jimboomba offer walk-in COVID tests without bookings but you must have a GP referral.

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