Queenslanders have been promised a new era of choice when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines as a long-awaited surge in supplies begins.
The state reported one new local case of the virus on Friday linked to Brisbane's Sunnybank cluster but it poses no risk as the person was in home quarantine.
Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has urged Queenslanders aged 12 and over to make the most of a state-wide vaccination blitz this weekend, with 38 community hubs opening up for walk-in jabs of the Pfizer vaccine.
There will even be a pop-up vaccination centre for footy fans attending the two NRL matches to be played in Mackay on Friday and Saturday.
Almost half the doses needed to vaccinate eligible Queenslanders have now been administered, with 4.125 million jabs given since vaccinations began seven months ago.
With long-awaited supplies from the Commonwealth starting to ramp up, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young hopes the second half will be administered in a fraction of that time.
"We are starting to get that big ramp-up in vaccine supply that we've been promised for many months now," Doctor Young said on Friday.
"It's taken us since the 22nd of February, when we did the first vaccination of a nurse on the Gold Coast, to get half of the doses out the door. The aim is over the next month or two to get the rest out."
Ms D'Ath told Queenslanders they would soon be able to choose from three vaccines, regardless of age.
"GPs and community pharmacies have been delivering AstraZeneca, Queensland Health has been delivering Pfizer. Now we're all starting to move into the same space," she said.
From next week the Moderna vaccine will also be in the mix at community pharmacies, and Queensland Health is waiting to hear if the commonwealth will also supply it with that vaccine.
"There's going to be lots of choices out there for people," the minister said. "It's about time everyone gets the choice of different vaccines that are available to them."
She also revealed Queensland GPs had missed out on Pfizer doses promised by the Commonwealth, and that they had been diverted to NSW.
"We've been advised by the Commonwealth that that stock should be replenished to us, and corrected, some time in November," she said.
"We hope it can come to us before November."
Police patrolling the Queensland border have been busy intercepting vehicles and checking people are only arriving from NSW for a strictly limited range of reasons.
There were about 16,000 checks carried out in the past 24 hours, with 191 people turned around.
In one alarming case, a truck driver coming from NSW rammed his prime mover into check-point barriers in the Queensland town of Texas. He had earlier been refused entry at Goondiwindi.
He has been charged with wilful damage and unlawfully entering Queensland, and has been sent back to NSW.
Queensland Health delivered more than 25,000 vaccines on Thursday with 58.17 per cent of eligible Queenslanders having had one dose of a vaccine, and 39.95 per cent now fully vaccinated.
Australian Associated Press