Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has finally received her first COVID vaccine after being accused of hypocrisy for delaying her jab.
But despite being over the age of 50, the Premier was given a Pfizer vaccine and not the Astra Zeneca.
Health experts have recommended the Pfizer vaccine for those under 50, insisting the Astra Zeneca jab is safe for those over 50.
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Ms Palaszczuk says she received the Pfizer jab in case she needs to travel to Tokyo for next month’s Olympics.
That would allow her to be fully vaccinated before the Games.
“I said two weeks ago that I may be required to travel to Tokyo with the Lord Mayor and maybe the Prime Minister so myself and Stirling Hinchliffe, so if I can’t attend Stirling will be going and two of our officials have also been vaccinated for that,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“There may be a requirement for the state to present to the whole Olympics Committee about the Olympics.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning ruled out travelling to Tokyo.
Today I got the Pfizer vaccine in the event I need to travel to Tokyo for the Olympics. Register to vaccinate here: https://t.co/4PFyE9EjOV
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) June 7, 2021
The Premier and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young came in for criticism for delaying their vaccine while at the same time telling Queenslanders to roll up their sleeves.
The pair claimed they were waiting to get a flu vaccine first.
Then the Premier’s COVID jab was delayed again, this time blaming her dog for the hold-up.
She revealed she needed to get a tetanus shot after her dog accidentally bit her.
Dr Young also received her first COVID vaccine on Monday but was given an Astra Zeneca jab, unlike the Premier.
Meantime, Queensland’s weekend vaccination blitz has exceeded expectations.
Officials had been hoping to administer 15,000 jabs at 18 community hubs across the state.
It was confirmed this morning that 17,032 had been administered on Saturday and Sunday.
The state government is set to open community hubs again this weekend but officials are still working out which ones will be available.
The Logan Entertainment Centre hub won’t open this weekend as it has already been booked for an event.