Central Queensland set to hit important vax milestone

Published Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water
The Honourable Glenn Butcher

Central Queensland is set to hit 100,000 COVID vaccination doses today as the region continues to get ready for the state’s borders to open.

The impending milestone comes as Palaszczuk Minister’s continue their blitz across Queensland to encourage more Queenslanders to get vaccinated.

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 are 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 per cent mark for first doses, and 66.4 per cent 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.


Vax stats for Central Queensland

  • 99,301 doses delivered (up until November 22)
  • 35,762 doses delivered at the Rockhampton Community Vaccination Hub (up until November 21)
  • Rockhampton record day of 722 doses delivered on November 11
  • Gladstone record of 573 doses delivered on November 13


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