Warning to Queenslanders amid lagging vaccination rates
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has issued a plea for Queenslanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying every Queenslander will get the virus eventually.
Bunnings stores across the state will turn into pop-up vaccination hubs this weekend, in a bid to get more jabs into arms.
“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting infected with COVID,” Dr Jeannette Young said.
“We are all of us going to end up being infected with COVID, every single person in Queensland but if you’ve been vaccinated, it’s highly unlikely that you will get sick, and you are definitely very unlikely to end up in hospital or ICU.”
Scott Emerson said the warning from Dr Young caught his attention today.
“‘We are all going to end up getting infected with COVID’ – the language has changed dramatically.”
Queensland today hit 71.7 per cent first dose and 55.5 per cent double dose.
Scott said it was a “big concern for the government” that vaccination rates had slowed.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the virus would come to Queensland, and getting the jab now was critical as NSW announced plans to open up the state.
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