COVID live updates: Fully vaccinated Canberrans can now travel through NSW and Victoria

Did you miss a COVID-19 vaccine this weekend in Queensland? It’s not too late

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As the days tick by towards December 17, an important vaccination milestone for family and friends entering the state in time for Christmas, pressure is mounting to get Queenslanders fully vaccinated.

With that date only six and a half weeks away and 63.5 percent of the population over the age of 16 fully vaccinated, 16.5 percent are missing to meet the 80 percent fully vaccinated criteria set out in the government’s incremental reopening.

A powerful vaccine rollout is underway, and this weekend saw surf clubs, colleges and theme parks offering accessible pop-up vaccination centers after Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk last week called on Queenslanders to be vaccinated over the weekend to “protect itself” .

Professor of Infectious Diseases at Griffith University, Nigel McMillan, said authorities had been liberal in designating Sunday as D-Day for vaccinations prior to the reopening of the border.

“They give two weeks at the end of your second dose for full effect, and we know it’s about 10 days, so there’s probably four or five days of play on it,” Professor McMillan said.

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