The Cairns Convention Centre has become a mass vaccination hub in a bid to help the business events industry get back on its feet.
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) are using the Centre as a Vaccination Hub for at least four weekends â€“ which started from last weekend â€“ to boost vaccination numbers in the region.
September 10-12, 2021, was the first weekend the Centre welcomed locals to come through and receive their vaccinations. Over the three days, more than 3,700 people received their vaccinations.
The Cairns Convention Centre Mass Vaccination Hub welcomes walk-ins but is encouraging people to register to get their vaccination.
Janet Hamilton, general manager of Cairns Convention Centre, said: â€śWe are eager to help out in any way we can to support the tourism industry and get Australia to a point where we can safely open our borders and have people visit the region again.â€ť
â€śWe would like to be hosting national and international conferences again as soon as possible. Our team and ready to welcome delegates to the refurbished centre and showcase our new expansion in the following years.â€ť