QLD VACCINE BLITZ: Aged care workers given priority to jabs

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.

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Congratulations on the Govt. Should have been done a long time ago. And also really show some leadership, ministers should be getting the jab too. Even if they are outside the age rollout. Then they can back up how safe it is and people might start to get it themselves.

vulnerable’. See how it’s spelt?? The L isn’t silent but too many ‘smart’ people are pronouncing it ‘vunnerable’. Idiots.

I had my first Astra Zeneca jab in March,and my second one is mid June, so why has it taken so long to vaccinate the care workers when vaccines have been available since march, pull your finger out Yvette and get Everyone vaccinated and there is no problem with the astra Zeneca vaccine millions in the UK have been given it and it works.