The rubber is starting to hit the road when it comes to Queensland's response to COVID.
This week premier Annastacia Palaszczuk released the much anticipated roadmap out of the pandemic and with it, a crucial acceptance we must live with the virus.
Under the plan, fully vaccinated travellers who test negative will be allowed to quarantine at home from November 19, when 70 per cent of eligible Queenslanders aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated.
From December 17, fully vaccinated travellers who test negative will be allowed to enter Queensland without quarantining. That change could happen sooner if 80 per cent are fully vaccinated before then.
That means the clock is ticking for unvaccinated Queenslanders to get their first jab if they want the vaccine to reach full efficacy by that date.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said vaccinated people can still can get infected and transmit it, but you're very unlikely to get unwell and very unlikely you're going to end up in hospital.
"So every single Queenslander is going to get exposed to the COVID-19 virus, and we'll get infected, but if you're vaccinated, that's not a problem," she said.
That's a big change in philosophy from the COVID elimination strategy of the past, something the Delta strain has made more difficult as Victoria is painfully finding out.
It means we will see a spike in transmissions in the coming months and likely some strains on the health service.
It's why deputy premier Steven Miles was in Mount Isa on October 19 to impose a sense of urgency on vaccinations and talk with local authorities about what COVID in the community might look like locally.
Here in North West Queensland we have the double issue of dealing with remoteness and with large Indigenous communities.
Looking at the Western Queensland vaccination dashboard on October 21 Mount Isa is sitting at 63.44pc double vaccination of eligible people so there is a way to go.
The pop up vaccination clinics like the "Super Saturday" at local schools are vital, but so is a willingness for people to do the right thing and get the jab.
COVID is coming and we need to be ready for it.