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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 to boost the vaccination numbers in the region.  September 10-12 was the first weekend the Centre welcomed locals to come through and receive their Pfizer vaccination with many people rolling up their sleeves.

Janet Hamilton, General Manager Cairns Convention Centre said “We 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.”

“We 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.”

The Cairns Convention Centre Mass Vaccination Hub is welcoming walk-ins but is encouraging people to register to get their vaccination.

“We were very pleased with the turnout to our first weekend of the Covid-19 mass vaccination event in Cairns with 3707 people vaccinated over the three days,” Dr Mackie, CHHHS executive director said.

We have the capacity to do more vaccinations and encourage people to register or walk in next Friday, Saturday or Sunday, (September 17-19).”

The Cairns Convention Centre is looking forward to hosting a variety of conferences in the coming years with the 2022 calendar of events demonstrating the willingness of the people wanting to meet face to face again.  As the Centre starts welcoming more national and internal delegates through the doors the region will benefit from the economic impact and with the new expansion opening in 2023 the Cairns Convention Centre will become the cornerstone for business events in tropical north Queensland.