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A total of 91.9 per cent of Redland residents have had their first vaccination

Redlanders have reached a major COVID-19 milestone, with 91.9 per cent of residents having had a first dose vaccination.

SIGH OF RELIEF: Redland Hospital emergency staff are pretty chuffed at local vaccination results. A total of 91.9 per cent of Redland residents have had their first vaccination.

SIGH OF RELIEF: Redland Hospital emergency staff are pretty chuffed at local vaccination results. A total of 91.9 per cent of Redland residents have had their first vaccination.

Doctors say locals should give themselves a big pat on the back as Redland becomes one of the best performing local government areas in Queensland.

A total of 84.6 per cent of Queenslanders have had their first does.

Redlands is close to the best performing area in the state - the south-west border town of Goondiwindi - where 95 per cent have had a first shot and and 87.5 per cent a second needle.

A total of 80.8 per cent of Redlanders have had their second shot.

Metro South Health COVID-19 incident controller Michael Cleary said it was a huge milestone for Redlands and one that all bayside residents should be proud of.

"Our community has made the important decision to keep themselves safe, their families safe and their community safe," he said.

"There has been a huge amount of work done by our team at Metro South Health, local GPs and pharmacies, and we can now celebrate this important milestone on our pandemic journey."

Dr Cleary said it had been a challenging 18 months for everyone, none more so than healthcare workers who had worked tirelessly to test, vaccinate and care for the community.

"Our community coming out in force to be vaccinated is a huge show of support to all our healthcare heroes and it will help keep them safe once our borders open and COVID-19 arrives.

"We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to access the vaccination, with more than 80 per cent of Redlands residents now having received their two doses, and for those yet to receive their vaccination - there is still time.

"We need everyone to remember that whilst we know COVID-19 is coming, our doctors, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, admin officers, cleaners and all the other staff who keep our hospitals going, will also need to continue to provide much needed care to non-COVID patients."

Your nearest community vaccination location and opening times is at health.qld.gov.au/vaccinebookings

Many GPs and community pharmacies also give shots.

Federal MP Andrew Laming said the high vaccination rates were commendable.

"The Christmas peak tourism season is still at risk, unless we can get from 80 per cent up to 90 per cent double vaccinated," he said.

He urged residents to book a vaccination with their GP or local pharmacist.

"We need to accept that like the flu, COVID will eventually arrive in and spread through the state; but once vaccination rates are high enough, the odds of a serious ICU case falls to one in a million."

"The reward for getting vaccinated will be securing tourism and hospitality jobs for our friends and family, that could otherwise be snuffed out if we have any form of community COVID spread over Christmas," he said.