Two new cases in Queensland, vaccine spots available for 12 to 15-year-olds

Queensland has recorded two new local cases of coronavirus, linked to the Sunnybank school which was shut down last week.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the two cases were in home quarantine, urging the 1000 people in home quarantine to “do the right thing” and stay indoors.

Palaszczuk has urged Queenslanders to get vaccinated before another major delta outbreak.

She said extra supply from the Commonwealth had allowed the government to open up new mass vaccination clinics.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the two new cases were students at Sir Thomas More College in Sunnybank. The school was closed last week after a 13-year-old girl tested positive. Another five members of her family tested positive over the weekend.

Dr Young said she felt confident enough to lift restrictions on visiting aged care homes and hospitals in Brisbane’s south.

She said she still had concerns about COVID-positive truck drivers coming into the state from NSW.

Queensland has opened up bookings for 12 to 15-year-olds from today.

“Come forward because we have more and more supply coming through,” Dr Young said.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said it was great news the Sunnybank cluster was coming under control, but warned people with any symptoms to come forward and get tested.

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