Queensland COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins with nurse Zoe getting the jab


“I might encourage everybody to get it.”

Scientific nurse advisor Kellie Kenway, who sorted the state’s first COVID-19 instances, administered the jab.

Ms Park stated it was a “actually thrilling time for all healthcare employees and Queensland”.

“I’ve seen households be torn other than [coronavirus], it’s actually unhappy what it’s executed to the sufferers affected and households,” she stated.

“It’s actually scary for healthcare employees to be going residence and probably exposing their households to that as effectively, so this [vaccine rollout] may be very thrilling.

“I’m far more assured now to have the ability to go residence and be with my household.”

The primary doses of the Pfizer vaccine touched down at Brisbane Airport on Sunday morning and shall be injected into about 1000 arms on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns this week.

There have been no domestically acquired instances detected on Monday in Queensland for the 46th consecutive day. Two folks have been recognized in lodge quarantine.

State Chief Well being Officer Jeannette Younger stated greater than 250 COVID-19 optimistic sufferers had been handled for the virus on the Gold Coast.

“The plan is to vaccinate each single grownup Queenslander as rapidly as we will.

“As soon as folks begin to be vaccinated, we will begin wanting on the approach ahead,” she stated.

Well being Minister Yvette D’Ath stated the vaccine was the state’s “new weapon” within the struggle towards the virus.

“COVID shall be right here for a very long time, but it surely’s how will we reside with it? How will we be certain that anybody who will get COVID doesn’t get severely unwell and find yourself in an ICU?” she stated.

“That is the reply. We have now 5 million Queenslanders right here and if we wish to preserve 5 million Queenslanders protected we want you to get vaccinated.”

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