Unvaxxed Queenslanders are being lured into vaccination with a voucher scheme.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said 29 clubs in major regional centres and Southeast Queensland would offer a total of 7,250 vouchers in a bid to boost vaccination rates.
In a media statement, D’Ath said: “If people weren’t convinced by the fact getting vaccinated could keep you out of hospital and save your life, they might be enticed by a $10 voucher that can be used at local clubs.
“It’s another reason to get vaccinated.
“Getting the jab means you’re 80 per cent less likely to get COVID and pass it on.
“It’s time to roll up your sleeve and get the jab then roll up to your local club and have a feed,” she said.
Clubs Queensland CEO Kelly Egan said: “Getting vaccinated is the best thing Queenslanders can do to keep safe and healthy and keep our community connected.
“Community Clubs connect everyone and as an industry, we’re happy to support our community by encouraging people to get vaccinated,” he said.
The vouchers are on offer for first doses of the vaccine only and are available upon exit from a vaccination hub.
The vouchers can be redeemed at the following clubs:
Cairns Region – Cazalys, South Cairns Sports Club, Trinity Beach Sports Club, Mareeba Leagues Club, Brothers Cairns, Mossman Memorial Bowls Club, Port Douglas Yacht Club, Cairns RSL
Townsville – Brothers Leagues Club, Cowboys Leagues Club, Townsville RSL
Mackay – Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club, Magpies Sporting Club, Harrup Park Country Club, Mackay Northern Beaches Bowls Club, Souths Leagues Club
Rockhampton Region – Rocky Sports Club, Frenchville Sports Club, Rocky Leagues Club, Keppel Bay Sailing Club
Toowoomba Region – Toowoomba Sports Club, Club Glenvale, Club Toowoomba, Dalby Leagues Club
Brisbane – LIONS@springwood, Club Pine Rivers, Norths Leagues and Services Club, North Lakes Sports Club, Caboolture Sports Club