Logan mayor Darren Power and MPs Linus Power and Charis Mullen urge residents to get COVID-19 vaccinations as Logan Entertainment Centre becomes weekend hub

LOGAN politicians have rolled up their sleeves for their first COVID-19 vaccinations as they urge anyone eligible to do the same.

JABBED: Logan MP Linus Power gets his first Pfizer dose at Logan Hospital.

JABBED: Logan MP Linus Power gets his first Pfizer dose at Logan Hospital.

Their call comes as Australian Community Media, the publisher of this newspaper, launched a national campaign called VAXTHENATION to encourage those eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine to do so as soon as possible to help protect our standard of health, lift our quality of living, and boost our economy.

Logan mayor Darren Power said his second AstraZeneca jab was about seven weeks away.

"I had my first AstraZeneca about five weeks ago at the Slacks Creek Respiratory Clinic," Cr Power said.

Cr Power suffered some muscle soreness for most of the day after.

"I couldn't go to the gym that day, a bit of a muscle ache, but I was better by 9pm the next night," he said.

Rankin MP Jim Chalmers had his first Pfizer vaccine on May 28 at Logan Hospital, and said there were no side effects.

His second was booked in for coming weeks.

Logan MP Linus Power had his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine today.

A representative for Forde MP Bert van Manen said he was booked in to have his first AstraZeneca jab in coming days.

Division 9 Logan City councillor Scott Bannan said he was yet to consider being vaccinated.

"At the moment, there are people more vulnerable than I am, and I would rather let them go first," he said.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said she would receive her first Pfizer dose in early July.

Wright MP Scott Buchholz said he was booked in for his first AstraZeneca dose at the weekend.

"It's imperative that we do all we can to get back to normal and I'll be playing my part, rolling up my sleeve to get the jab," he said.

"The vaccine is one of the best tools in our arsenal to get back to normal, to prevent lockdowns and reopen borders."

It comes as Logan Entertainment Centre opened as a weekend clinic for COVID-19 jabs.

One of the state's top policemen, Acting Deputy Commissioner Shane Chelepy, co-ordinated the rollout at Logan and 17 other hubs across Queensland.

He called for more people to book and visit a centre.

"We would particularly like to see those in the priority groups to make their booking and get vaccinated," Acting Deputy Commissioner Chelepy said.

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