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Premier issues call for Queenslanders to join 'jab army'

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is issuing a call to arms for Queenslanders to join the “jab army” and get vaccinated.

“We’ve had the mud army, we’ve had the care army and now I summon Queenslanders to sign up to the jab army,” Ms Palaszczuk told State Parliament.

“The only way we protect ourselves is to get vaccinated.”

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19, a student at St Thomas More College who is in home quarantine and not considered a community risk.

The state also recorded two overseas-acquired cases in hotel quarantine while 16,954 tests were conducted yesterday.

There were 25,570 vaccines administered yesterday - another daily state record.

This means 57.63 per cent of eligible Queenslanders have now had at least one dose of a vaccine, while 39.35 per cent are fully vaccinated.

“Our super vaccination weekend starts tomorrow night in Mackay where football fans attending the Manly - Roosters match at BB Print Stadium will also be able to their vaccine,” Ms Palaszczuk says.

“The pop-up clinic will also operate at Saturday’s game.

“Walk-ins are welcome at all our vaccination hubs this weekend but those with bookings need not be be concerned.”

Special lanes will also operate at state-run clinics for over 70s and those with mobility issues.

Ms Palaszczuk also revealed that the Federal Government will also allow GPs to vaccinate over 60s with Pfizer.

Queensland Health confirmed late yesterday a new COVID-19 exposure site at Goondiwindi relating to a truck driver who tested positive in NSW.

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations at a BP truck stop in Goondiwindi on Wednesday, September 8 between 1.51pm to 2.21pm.

There is a close contact alert for inside the BP Service Station at 11/11 Cunningham Hwy and a casual contact alert for outside the station.

Contact tracing venues can be found at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.