Grab your Isaac region mate and vaccinate

Minister D'Ath

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath joined Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker in Moranbah today to encourage residents to grab a mate and vaccinate.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath joined Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker in Moranbah today to encourage residents to grab a mate and vaccinate.

There has been a significant increase in the vaccination in the Isaac region over the past eight weeks.

Mayor Baker said while this is good to see, the Isaac region remains in the bottom quarter compared to the rest of Australia.

“With yesterday’s announcement that the borders will be opening for Christmas and international travel back on the agenda, we need to act now in order to protect our communities,” Mayor Baker said at Vanguard Health.

“We need to reach 80% of the population vaccinated to protect the freedoms regional Queenslanders have enjoyed.

“I strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to roll up their sleeves, grab a mate and vaccinate.

“It is even easier to get vaccinated with outreach clinics right across the Isaac region on top of the ability to get the jab from doctors and pharmacies in each town.”

Ms D’Ath said the more Queenslanders who are vaccinated, the less the impact will be on our health system.

“This virus will go into every single community once Queensland opens up,” Ms D’Ath said.

“The question is who’s going to get this virus – it’s going to be those people who aren’t vaccinated.

“While we have been visiting our rural and remote regions to administer vaccinations, we know not everyone has come forward to be vaccinated yet.

“There’s absolutely no reason to delay the vaccine – COVID-19 will come to our regional communities, it’s just a matter of time for the Isaac region.

“Head along to your nearest vaccination clinic, or if your community is serviced by a vaccination outreach clinic – please make it a priority to get vaccinated when they’re next in your community.”

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