Saturday, December 4, 2021

Vaccination milestone for Rockhampton

Central Queensland is set to hit 100,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses today as the region prepares for the state’s borders to open.

Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing, and Minister for Water Glenn Butcher was in Rockhampton today to encourage Central Queenslanders to keep up the good work.

“As of late yesterday, Central Queensland was on 99,301 doses delivered, we could very well hit the 100,000 doses milestone today,” Minister Butcher said.

“But we can’t be complacent, there’s just weeks to go until our border reopens – which means time is running out to get vaccinated.

“Queenslanders have done the hard yards and they will soon be rewarded with greater freedoms to flow for people who have been vaccinated.

“So, I want to get the message out – vaccines are safe, effective and our best defence against COVID-19.

“It’s just so important that people in regional Queensland are fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their family, friends and community.

Member for Rockhampton, Barry O’Rourke said the people of Rocky were doing a great job.

“The people of Rocky are on the right track, but we can’t let up now,” Mr O’Rourke said.

“Rockhampton has hit the 82.1% mark for first doses, and 66.4% for second doses.

“I’d urge anyone who is still having doubts to go to the Queensland Health website https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19 where there is a wealth of information about the vaccines’ benefits and safety.

“There are huge health and economic benefits to getting vaccinated – and we all need to make sure our communities are protected.”

The Rockhampton Community Vaccination Hub is open 7-days-a-week from 9am to 4pm.

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