Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as vaccination rollout extended to welcome walk-ins

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government revealed the vaccination rollout will be expanded to encourage walk-ins this weekend.Key points:Hubs across Queensland will allow walk-in vaccinations this weekendQueenslanders aged 60 or older can now opt for the Pfizer vaccineAn extra 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland this weekPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament one COVID case was recorded in hotel quarantine.The state government has announced a “super weekend” for vaccinations this weekend.”Every one of our community hubs will be open and walk-ins are welcome,” the Premier said.”This weekend I want to see our community come out and get vaccinated in droves.”Queensland COVID-19 snapshotIn the past 24 hours:Locally acquired cases: 0Other sources: 1Tests: 15,812Queensland’s vaccine roll-out (percentage of those eligible):First dose: 57.12 per centSecond dose: 38.78 per centLatest information from Queensland Health.The Premier also announced Queenslanders aged 60 or older could now get the Pfizer vaccine from any of the state’s 80 community hubs.”They’ve said to me loud and clear they want to have a choice of vaccines,” Ms Palaszczuk said.”We’re able to now do this because the supply is coming in.”Now that everyone from the age of 12 is eligible, I want to see generations of families turning up to get vaccinated.”Read more about the vaccine rollout:Last week, Queensland Health administered 146,182 doses of COVID vaccine.On Monday, 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland and the Premier said she wants the hubs to “use the lot”.LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemicLocations of walk-in clinics will be announced in the coming days and capacity on weekends will be increased.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 29 minutes 27 seconds29m Outbreak: How Australia lost control of the Delta variantLoading form…

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