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Queensland hospitals accepting walk-ins for Pfizer vaccine

Neil Breen + Scott Emerson
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A number of hospitals are allowing walk-ins from Queenslanders of all ages to potentially receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. 

Currently under the state’s vaccine rollout, people under groups 1A, 1B and 2A are eligible to make appointments to receive a COVID-19 jab.

However, Queensland Health has confirmed hubs will vaccinate outside of the priority groups so opened doses don’t go to waste.

The Courier Mail reports walk-ins yesterday weren’t queried about their eligibility to receive the vaccine.

“I think that’s fantastic,” Neil Breen said.

“I applaud Queensland Health, I applaud the Princess Alexandra Hospital.”

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Health authorities have since confirmed if there are spare doses and capacity, they will vaccinate “walk-ins” irrespective of their age.

Professor Nigel McMillan from the Menzies Health Institute said it was confusing for the public.

“I think it’s confusing for everyone and I think it is going to cause a vast amount of confusion,” he told Scott Emerson on 4BC Drive.

“By the way it’s not just happening at the PA, I see it’s happening at the Gold Coast University Hospital as well so I suspect it’s happening at all sorts of hospitals.”

He said it should be opened up for anyone over 18 who wanted to be vaccinated.

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Image: Nine News 

Neil Breen + Scott Emerson
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