Queensland welcomes Commonwealth offer to boost vaccine supply

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has welcomed the Commonwealth’s offer of an extra 150,000 doses of AstraZeneca, pledging to put the extra supply to good use.

“If the Morrison Government can supply these extra doses, they will go straight into people’s arms through the state’s pharmacy network in southeast Queensland,” she said.

“I’ve spoken to the Pharmacy Guild and we want pharmacies on the National Immunisation Program to be able to offer these extra AstraZeneca doses within days.

“With the current outbreak, there are more eligible people coming forward for vaccination and the extra supply will help to meet this growing demand.

“I’m also sure that GP’s who need extra stock would welcome additional supply as well.

“What Queensland needs more than anything else is additional Pfizer supply.

“Queensland Health can rapidly increase its Pfizer vaccinations, provided the Morrison Government can get us more supply.

“We’re calling on the Morrison Government to do more to secure Queensland with extra Pfizer in the fight against the highly infectious Delta strain.”

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