WATCH LIVE: Annastacia Palaszczuk holds press conference with Qld health officials

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed Queensland will reduce the interval between the second dose and the booster to three months. The change will take effect from Monday.

Eligible Queenslanders will soon be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine three months after their second dose.

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the change on Friday, with the decision to take effect from Monday.

“We know these boosters are an extra layer of protection, so starting Monday, we’re reducing that eligibility to three months, down from four months previously,” she said.

“Our pharmacist will be prepared, our GPs will be prepared, our health centers will be prepared in a way that aligns us with what other jurisdictions are also doing.

“The Chief Medical Officer advised me this morning that it was safe to do so. So can I say to the people of Queensland, if you need to have your reminder, please come get your reminder, c is that extra layer of protection.”

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The move aligns Queensland with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.

Queensland recorded 6,031 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths on Friday, Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Once again may I express my condolences to the family members of those who have lost loved ones, this is absolutely tragic,” she said.

“I feel it, everyone feels it, it’s awful to have to report these deaths every day, and I know the Director General of Health and the Minister of Health feel it too.”

Ms Palaszczuk said she resisted calls to drop state requirements for people to register at the sites.

‘I see there have been calls today from mayors to drop this check-in app, can I just say it’s not happening,’ she said.

“We’re going through a wave right now, we’re going to peak in the next two weeks, I need people to keep checking in.

“It’s to make sure people who get vaccinated embrace certain values ​​so they can feel safe during this particular time, it’s an extra layer of trust for individuals and for families.”

Meanwhile, there are just hours left before changes to Queensland’s border rules come into force.

Fully vaccinated international arrivals will be able to enter the state without any quarantine requirements from 1 a.m. Saturday. But they will still need to undertake a rapid antigen test within 24 hours.

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