PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned low jab rates are leaving Logan communities exposed to COVID, revealing just 36 per cent of people in Marsden and Crestmead are fully vaccinated.
It comes as a Gold Coat Uber driver who returned from Melbourne put the state on alert after testing positive to the deadly Delta strain on Wednesday night.
He had been infectious in the community for 10 days but had not used the government check-in app since September, leaving authorities scrambling to track his movements.
Ms Palaszczuk visited Marsden State High School on Friday where she said lagging vaccination rates in Logan should serve as a wake-up call for locals, with 87,745 people yet to receive their first jab.
"I have a very clear message for people who are living in Marsden and Crestmead, your vaccination rates are not where I want them to be," she said.
"At the moment they are 54.7 per cent (first dose), so they are trailing the state average ... and you have second dose at only 36 per cent.
"This means that your community is exposed, so if you live in the Marsden and Crestmead area, come down to the local high school and get vaccinated.
"I have 87,745 residents who live in Logan, who are currently unvaccinated. Please come and get vaccinated this weekend."
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said time was running out for people who were yet to get their first vaccine dose.
"Down here in the south-east corner, it's unfortunate, but we have 675,000 people not yet vaccinated," she said.
"You can imagine 675,000 people who are at risk of getting infected and ending up very sick in our hospitals."
Browns Plains, Jimboomba, Flagstone, Waterford and Yarrabilba are still yet to pass the 70 per cent mark for first-dose with less than two months remaining until the Queensland borders are expected to be opened.
"Logan, this is a wake up call," Ms Palaszczuk said. "Come and get vaccinated, there is no excuse.
"I have been visiting vaccination centres with Dr Young and the treasurer. My ministers have been right across the length and breadth of Queensland, and people are coming out in their droves.
"It is so easy to do, it doesn't hurt, it takes very little time. Bring your family, bring your friends (because) we have few days to go until we get to that window where people are not immunised."
The Jimboomba Times revealed this week local businesses were already weighing up banning unvaccinated people from shops when borders reopen later this year.
Vaccination hubs will pop-up at schools across Queensland this weekend as the government launches a jab blitz.
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