GPs say they are not having the Pfizer doses for five- to 11-year-olds delivered on time.
While health authorities say there are enough children’s vaccines to cover all of Australia, many are going to vaccine hubs.
There are calls to redirect more doses to GPs, who are the preferred choice of many parents when it comes to vaccinating their children.
Meanwhile, Queensland continues to record growing COVID-19 cases, with a tally of 9581 yesterday.
The Gold Coast is the focus of health authorities, with a significant amount of the state’s hospitalisations and intensive care cases coming from the area.
However, she also noted that the fully vaccinated rates among Gold Coast residents were currently tracking under the national average.
“For a tourist destination, I would have loved to see the Gold Coast at around 95 per cent,” she said.
Ms Palaszczuk said Queenslanders have “always done the right thing” but “unfortunately I think when people feel like they’re on holidays they think they don’t have to comply with these measures”.