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Council campaigns to be one of first LGAs in Queensland to reach 90% COVID vaccination

Flinders Shire Council has launched a new campaign to help the region be one of the first in Queensland to reach the coveted 90 per cent COVID-19 vaccination rate.

The Get the jab in Flinders campaign starts today (1 November) to tie in with the Queensland Health Pfizer vaccination clinic visits in Hughenden later this week (4-5 November).

The Shire already has one of the highest vaccination rates in the State (77%), with 822 of its 1,072 residents already fully vaccinated.

Now the Council has created a new campaign to help hit the 90 per cent mark as quickly as possible.

Any resident who has had at least one COVID vaccination is able to enter into the draw to win a prize of either a Family Pool Pass for one year to the Hughenden Pool, or an individual annual pass to the Hughenden community gym.

Flinders Shire Council Mayor Jane McNamara is encouraging any Flinders Shire resident aged 12 years and older yet to be vaccinated to head to Diggers Entertainment Centre in Hughenden this week between 1.30pm–5pm on Thursday (4 November), and 8am–1.30pm on Friday (5 November).

“Our residents have already done an amazing job to be one of the highest vaccinated local government areas in the whole of Queensland, and I thank them with all my heart,” said Cr McNamara.

“Now is the time for us to all come together and make a final push to hit the 90 per cent vaccination rate, and ensure that we’re one of the safest places to visit in the State.

“I urge all non-vaccinated residents to head down to Diggers Entertainment centre this week and get their COVID jab. Walk-ins are very much welcome.

“This is an ongoing pandemic which has had a hugely negative effect on so many lives, and it’s time for us to join together as a community and get jabbed for the benefit of those who are most vulnerable.”

Cr McNamara added that Hughenden Doctors Surgery also continues to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine for all eligible people who are unable to attend the Queensland Health clinics this week.

To enter the draw to win a prize, you must:

  • be a resident of Flinders Shire Council

  • have had at least one (1) COVID-19 vaccination by 3 December 2021.

The prize winner will be drawn at random on 3 December and presented at the Community Christmas Party.

Eligible residents are encouraged to fill in and submit an entry form at one of the designated boxes provided at the COVID Vaccine Clinics at the Diggers Entertainment Centre (DEC), Flinders Public Library, or Flinders Shire Council Office before 12pm on 3 December 2021.

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