Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek has announced “Super Pfizer Weekend” to expand the coverage of the vaccine due to its delayed rollout in other Australian states.
As the supply of Pfizer increases, the deployment of vaccines will expand. Currently, about 38% of Queenslander is fully vaccinated and about 57% is vaccinated in a single vaccination.
Both Queensland and Western Australia are currently implementing strict COVID-19 border measures, with the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
Palaszczuk hopes that the “Super Weekend for Vaccination” will boost vaccination and that all 80 state-owned vaccination hubs will accept carry-on on Saturdays and Sundays.
“Last week, we put 146,182 doses into Queensland’s powerful weapons and arrived at 189,450 Pfizer doses on Monday. Let’s use the lot,” she told the Queensland Parliament on Wednesday.
“As they say in Ekka,” take roll-ups, roll-ups, roll-ups to vaccination clinics, roll-ups to GPs, roll-ups to pharmacies, roll-ups on sleeves, and best shots.
“Other states have to fight just to enjoy freedom. We have to fight to hold ours,” she said.
Currently, half of Australia’s population is blocked under extreme COVID-19 measures in New South Wales, Victoria, and ACT, but Queensland is relatively good with less serious outbreaks. Proceed to.
There was an outbreak of a delta variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the new coronavirus, but the state did not require a long blockade to control its spread.
Now that the Commonwealth has secured more Pfizer supply, Parashuk said the state’s vaccination hub will begin offering the vaccine to people over the age of 60 this weekend.
So far, that age group has only been offered Vaxzervia, formerly known as AstraZeneca. Vaxzervia is how vaccines are known in European countries and Canada.
Palaszczuk said providing people with vaccine options would help expand the scope of vaccines.
“They told me loudly and clearly that they wanted to make a good vaccine choice, I would give them that,” she said.
The low vaccination rate was due to the prime minister himself hesitating to jab in Vaxevria, said David Cloncurry, leader of the opposition party in Queensland.
When Parasek was first targeted for the vaccine, she was late saying she needed to be vaccinated against the flu first.
The prime minister was forced to delay for the second time after being bitten by a dog and needing to be vaccinated against tetanus.
Then, before traveling to Tokyo in late July, he had to be fully vaccinated to market to support Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic bid.
But by that time, she was too late to get AstraZeneca, so she got the Pfizer vaccine instead.
According to Krysafururi, the Queenslanders turned to Parashek for leadership in obtaining the vaccine and witnessed her hesitation.
“If your state leader effectively finds an excuse not to get vaccinated when the time runs out, I tell you the daily Queenslander,” Well, she knows we. I suggest saying, “You may know that there isn’t.”
“Well, the truth is, she’s not. (AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria) It’s safe.”
Meanwhile, Chrysafururi declined to comment on Janet Young’s warning earlier this year that vaccination with AstraZeneca could kill people under the age of 18.
Queensland did not record a new virus case after more than 15,800 tests in the 24 hours until 6:30 am Wednesday.
AAP contributed to this report.