Queensland aged care workers who are still yet to receive the COVID-19 jab will be given priority at vaccine hubs across the state.
The State Government today announced a vaccination blitz of aged care and disability workers, in a bid to protect Queensland’s most vulnerable.
It comes as the sunshine state desperately tries to avoid a similar situation to Victoria, where unvaccinated workers have become infected.
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Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has called on any staff members who haven’t had at least one COVID-19 jab to come forward and register on the Queensland Health website.
“I want all of our residential aged care and disability workers vaccinated urgently,” she said.
“We will put you at the front of the queue… we will offer Pfizer vaccines to any residential aged care and disability worker, no matter what their age is, to come forward and register their interest so we can put you at the front of the queue to get vaccinated.
“I want them to get Pfizer because we know you can be fully vaccinated in three weeks instead of three months… We cannot wait any longer.
“I do not want to risk an aged care worker getting COVID and taking it into an aged care centre and putting at risk the most vulnerable citizens in our community.”
There have been no new local coronavirus cases in Queensland today, with just one new infection detected in hotel quarantine.
Across the state, 14 cases remain active.
To register for a COVID-19 vaccine, click here.