Director of Indigenous Health Rica Lacey (Photo: DDHHS)

October 26, 2021

Health workers will be going door-to-door in Cherbourg on Thursday to offer residents free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations.

A Darling Downs Health spokesperson said the door-to-door service would not be operating on Friday but would be back again on Monday (November 1).

The free COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to everyone aged 12 years and over.

There is no need to book and second doses will be available three weeks later.

“The borders are set to open on December 17 and vaccination is still the best thing you can do to keep from getting really sick,” Darling Downs Health Director of Indigenous Health Rica Lacey said.

“If you have questions about the vaccine, talk to your doctor or healthcare worker to get the most up-to-date and correct information. Please also feel free to talk to our vaccination team during our visit.

“There’s a very real possibility that COVID-19 will arrive and spread across south-east Queensland when the border opens.

“We don’t have the rates of vaccination we would like to see in Cherbourg so while others celebrate their freedom, it will be our community and families that could suffer a greater burden of illness and death.

“The best way to avoid this is if we step-up as a people and get our mob vaccinated – this is our best protection from COVID-19.”

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