27 September 2023

Sports stars line up for vaccination goal

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Queensland sporting heroes gave their support to Queensland Health’s Super Schools Vaccination Blitz last weekend (20-21 November).

Stars of rugby league, soccer, netball, Australian football and rugby union were on hand to congratulate Queenslanders being vaccinated at around 100 school pop-up clinics administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Minister for Education, Grace Grace said meeting sporting heroes was just another incentive to get vaccinated.

“We hope that Queenslanders aged 12 and over who have not yet been vaccinated are coming forward to get the jab,” Ms Grace said.

“Every person who gets vaccinated helps decrease the spread of COVID-19, as well as protecting their families, friends and community,” she said.

“There is no reason to delay.”

Rugby league player for the Brisbane Broncos, Tyson Gamble said he was happy to play a part in encouraging Queenslanders to turn up and get vaccinated at their local schools.

“Everyone wants to get back to living a normal life and being able to do things like travel and play footy,” Mr Gamble said.

Ms Grace said the pop-up locations were chosen to target specific areas where vaccination rates needed to increase ahead of the border opening and restrictions for unvaccinated people coming into effect on 17 December or earlier.

“Thank you to each of these school communities for supporting Queensland’s vaccination efforts,” she said.

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