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Premier sends message to unvaccinated: 'We can't protect you'


As Queensland records its eighth consecutive day of no new locally-acquired coronavirus cases, the Premier is warning people refusing to get vaccinated that she cannot protect them.

In Parliament this morning, Annastacia Palaszczuk says more than 18,000 jabs were administered in Queensland in the past 24 hours.

More than 70 per cent of eligible people have had their first vaccination and 52 per cent are fully protected.

But after yesterday’s announcement that 33 Queensland Bunnings stores will be opening up pop-up vaccination clinics, Ms Palaszczuk is piling on pressure for people to get their jab this weekend.

The State Government has done all it can to make the vaccination more accessible, she says, now individuals need to take responsibility for their own health.

“This is about bringing the vaccines to the people… we cannot protect you if you won’t protect yourself.

“We have done all we can to keep you safe, but this next step is up to you.

“Go to Bunnings; go to your local pharmacist; go to your local GP.”

Pharmacists will soon start giving vaccinations at the school pop-up clinics with the first pharmacist to do so in Mareeba on Friday.

Ms Palaszczuk says more and more schools will use pharmacists at their clinics over the coming weeks.