Children aged 5 – 11 eligible for second dose of COVID-19 vaccination

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First and second dose COVID-19 vaccinations for children are now available at Darling Downs Health’s community vaccination clinic.

It has been eight weeks since five to 11-year-old children were first eligible to receive their vaccinations. And now, some are due to receive their second dose, and the full benefit of the vaccine.

Darling Downs Health COVID-19 vaccination program lead Matt Boyd said that it was important that parents and carers bring kids back for their second dose.

“Receiving a second dose provides better protection against serious illness or hospitalisation from COVID-19”

Matt Boyd, Darling Downs Health COVID-19 vaccination program lead

Since becoming eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination earlier this year, 3136 children aged 5 – 11 have been vaccinated at the Clifford Gardens location.

“For the next two weeks, we’ll be opening a little bit later in the morning and providing vaccinations right up until 6pm.

“These changed opening hours will also help those who work during the week, to call in after business hours.

“Our temporary hours will be 10.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30 to 4pm on weekends.”

The vaccination clinic will also be able to provide first, second, and booster doses to all eligible members of the public during the two-week change to opening hours.

Walk-ins are welcome.