Nearly 800 truckies vaxxed at Queensland border as deadline looms


Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey has thanked interstate truckies for rolling up their sleeves and getting on with the job.

Bailey said 786 vaccines had already been administered at the Tugun and Goondiwindi vaccine hubs, which are due to close soon in line with the state’s second jab deadline of 1am on November 15.

“New changes to border entry requirements for truck drivers mean that drivers must now have had their second dose of vaccine or have proof of a second booking,” Bailey said in a media statement today.

“The change means this Sunday is the last day to get the jab or make an appointment.

“Compliance with the new requirements has been fantastic – with only a very small percentage of vehicles being turned around at the border.

“For that I say thank you to every truckie on our roads who have taken these changes in their stride and continue to keep Queensland goods moving.”

In its latest heavy vehicle unit bulletin, TMR said that the dedicated freight and logistics hub at Tugun will cease operations from 6pm on Friday, November 12.

The equivalent site at the Goondiwindi Showgrounds will close at 10pm on Monday, November 15.

Information on the border entry requirements for freight and logistics can be found on the Covid-19 website.

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