Queenslanders still waiting to book Pfizer appointments, despite boosted arrivals

Over 200,000 Queenslanders are still waiting to receive the Pfizer vaccine, despite more doses arriving on Australian shores.

A million doses are coming each week for the next three weeks and will be distributed on a per capita basis around the country.

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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeanette Young welcomed the arrival but says it won’t change our eligibility immediately.

“At the moment unfortunately we only have enough for Pfizer to provide second doses and for those critical frontline workers,” Doctor Young said yesterday.

“For other people unfortunately we just need to wait until we get some more supplies from those additional doses that are coming into Australia.”

Meantime, Newscorp has revealed that 213,732 Queenslanders have registered to receive the Pfizer vaccine, but have so far been unable to secure an appointment.

It’s hoped that perhaps the second or third week of boosted arrivals will see more people invited to make a booking.

On the Gold Coast, a mass vaccination hub is being set up at the Convention Centre in Broadbeach, which is due to be up and running next week.