Super Pfizer Weekend to Roll Out For Footy Fans

Super Pfizer Weekend
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In a bid to boost the vaccination rate among Queensland residents, a Super Pfizer Weekend will be rolled out at all vaccination hubs during the NRL preliminary finals weekend at the Suncorp Stadium. Over 100,000 eligible footy fans aged 12 years old and above can walk in and get the jab.

The move to conduct the Super Pfizer Weekend walk-in vaccinations also comes as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the over 60s may get Pfizer jabs at any of the 80 clinics beginning Saturday, 18 Sept. Previously, the over 60s were offered only AstraZeneca jabs.

Queensland received 189,400 doses of Pfizer on Monday, 13 Sept, and the premier has vowed to use the lot as soon as possible. Many people, including the over 60s, have been holding out for this vaccine as stashes of AstraZeneca doses remain unused at GPs and pharmacies.

Following the walk-in vaccination announcement, hundreds of footy fans lined up during the  NRL elimination finals in Rockhampton. In the coming weeks, more pop-up hubs will be opened near where the fans are expected to troop for the games. 

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Meanwhile, this will be the first time Suncorp Stadium is hosting the  NRL grand finals in the game’s 114-year history. Queensland won the right to host the event following the COVID outbreak in Sydney. 

“This year we will create history, playing the grand final in Brisbane for the very first time,” Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V’landys said in the press statement. 

“This will be a historic moment for the city and a reward for the support the Queensland community has given us throughout 2021.

“This year will always be remembered as the year Queensland hosted all of our major events; All Stars, Magic Round, three State of Origins and the grand final.”

Before moving to the Suncorp Stadium, two weeks of the finals will be played in Mackay.