Push on for Qlders to get vaxxed

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For the love of family, friends and time together, of brunches and long lunches, and travel and adventure – get the COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s the message that will be delivered to millions of people as part of a new campaign being delivered by the Palaszczuk Government to encourage more Queenslanders to get vaccinated. 

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said that Queenslanders currently enjoy more freedoms than other states thanks to the way they have responded to the pandemic.

“Vaccinating as many Queenslanders as possible is vital to preserving our way of life.

“As we get more vaccines from the Commonwealth, advertising is an important tool to get that message out there.

“This campaign will motivate even more people to do the right thing, come forward and get vaccinated.”

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said she hoped the campaign would encourage people who may be on the fence about getting the COVID-19 vaccine to come forward and get vaccinated.

“We’ve already seen great uptake of the vaccine across the state, with more than 63 per cent of eligible Queenslanders aged 16 and over having received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 44 per cent are now fully vaccinated,” she said. 

“But of course, we want to see as many people vaccinated as possible. 

“We know there are some people who may be delaying getting the vaccine for a number of reasons – they may be cautious, sceptical or anxious about the vaccine. 

“Through this campaign, we want to help encourage those people to access further information about the COVID-19 vaccine and get the facts so they can make an informed decision about vaccination. 

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and is the best way to protect against severe illness from COVID-19. The Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines have all gone through trials and tests as they were developed and approved for use. No testing phase has been skipped.

“The Delta variant remains on our doorstep and we want as many Queenslanders aged 12 and over to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Anyone aged 12 and over is now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine at any Queensland Health vaccination location and participating GPs. 

The Moderna vaccine also just arrived in community pharmacies this week, and the AstraZeneca vaccine is available from participating GPs and pharmacies.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and getting vaccinated, visit www.covid19vaccine.qld.gov.au

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