Queensland’s vaccine supply not big enough for mass vaccination hub like NSW

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is seen during a press conference at the Southport TAFE Nursing and Allied Health Ward on the Gold Coast, Thursday, April 8, 2021. Premier Palaszczuk has officially opened the new $10 million nursing and allied health training facilities at TAFE Queensland’s Southport campus.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the state doesn’t have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to meet the demand of a mass vaccination hub, similiar to one planned by New South Wales.

Ms Plaszczuk said Queenslanders were most likely to get their vaccines from GP clinics and pharmacies, rather than at a purpose-build centre.

“If you’re going to have a mass vaccination centre, you need to have a lot of vaccine,” she said.

“So once again you can’t have all this demand, and not have the supply to meet it.

“The last thing I’d want to see is thousands of people turning up to a centre and not having enough vaccine.

“You know as we progress with the vaccine and as we have the supply, I think we’ll be looking at a whole range of other measures.”

Meanwhile, there were three new cases of COVID-19 detected in Queensland’s hotel quarantine overnight, and no new cases of community transmission.

Ms Palaszczuk said 5,467 vaccine doses had been administered in the last 24 hours, taking Queensland now over the milestone of 100,000 doses administered so far.

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