The Federal government has announced the GP clinics to spearhead the Covid vaccine rollout in the Capricornia coastal region.
This follows the announcement early this week that Phase 1B of the rollout will see 1,000 GP's across Australia delivering COVID-19 vaccines for our elderly and immunocompromised.
Nine GP clinics were chosen from areas including Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Sarina, Glenmore and Mackay.
Federal member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said these services will come online from 22 March.
"We all know the invaluable work our local GP's do for our community, now we will see them play a vital role the COVID-19 vaccine rollout," Ms Landry said.
"I urge everyone in Australia to come forward and get vaccinated when they are able to.
"It will protect themselves, their family, and their community."
The GP Clinics in the Capricornia region who are participating in the vaccine rollout are listed below:
- Yeppoon Family Practice - Yeppoon
- Total Health Medical Practice - Yeppoon
- CQ Medical Centre- Rockhampton
- Family Practice - Glenmore
- Mandalay Medical Centre- Berserker
- Mount Archer Medical Centre- Frenchville
- Awal Medical Centre- Sarina
- South Side Medical- Mackay
- Plaza Medical- Mackay
Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt MP, said the rollout would continue to grow in the coming weeks.
"General practices will play a major role in ensuring all Australians who seek to be vaccinated have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines," Mr Hunt said.
"We are committed to making sure that every Australian that wants a vaccine will be able to be vaccinated."
As the rollout moves into Phase two, additional general practices and selected community pharmacists will also participate in the program.
The Federal government has assured communities no-one will miss out, whether they live in a city or country town or a very remote area.
There will be six million Australians in Phase 1B, and not all will be able to be vaccinated immediately.
Ms Landry and Mr Hunt both recognise that every Australian will have the opportunity to be vaccinated over the coming months.
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