Panicked Queenslanders flood GPs for vaccination

 

GPs are facing an mad panic as Queenslanders demand a COVID-19 jab to help protect them from the latest cluster of cases.

Staff are taking calls from more than 10 times the number of people they are able to vaccinate.

The calls are coming from all age groups not just those covered in the Phase 1b rollout.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Queensland chair Bruce Willett said frontroom staff are facing angry desperate patients wanting jab.

Dr Bruce Willett says GPs are being inundated with patient requests for the COVID vaccine. Picture: Tara Croser.
Dr Bruce Willett says GPs are being inundated with patient requests for the COVID vaccine. Picture: Tara Croser.

But his surgery in the Moreton region received only 100 vaccines yesterday and they will be gone before lunch today

Doctors are unable to keep in storage doses for the second AstraZeneca vaccines.

"We just hope that more arrive in time for follow-up jabs. We are not sure if the efficacy if the second jab is given outside the 21-day period," Dr Willett said

 

 

Originally published as Panicked Queenslanders flood GPs for vaccination


Man in hospital after massive alleged street brawl in Tara

Premium Content Man in hospital after massive alleged street brawl in Tara

Up to ten people were involved in an alleged street brawl in Tara

$400m cannabis farm to create 1000 jobs

Premium Content $400m cannabis farm to create 1000 jobs

Australia’s fledgling medicinal cannabis industry is ramping up

ANNOUNCEMENT: Maranoa council opt not to purchase Roma cinema

Premium Content ANNOUNCEMENT: Maranoa council opt not to purchase Roma...

Maranoa Regional Council will not be proceeding with the purchase of the Roma...