‘Schmick run show’: The outback rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine
Out in Queensland’s Central West region, there’s no phased rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine with anyone aged over 18 eligible for the jab.
It’s a different story than in south-east Queensland, with squabbling between the state and federal governments about the delay in supplies.
Publican at the Wellshot Hotel in Ilfracombe, Tracy Hatch, who is also a local councillor, has had the vaccine, as has her husband and daughter.
“I just called up, made an appointment … and went in rolled up my sleeve, it was such a schmick run show. It was good to see a steady stream of community members heading in to get the jab,” she told Scott Emerson.
She said it was “absolutely amazing” that they were given the opportunity.
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