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REDLANDS AND ISLANDS AMONG HIGHEST VACCINATION RATES IN STATE The Redlands and our islands are in the ‘top four’ vaccination numbers in Queensland. Despite nationally Queensland being a little behind some of the other states, within the state there is another competition going on. According to Member for Redlands, Kim Richards, the Redlands is performing well with the municipality at near 80 per cent and the second best outcome in Queensland. “Those numbers are improving all the time and Queensland is catching up fast,” she told The Friendly Bay Islander. Kim Richards also said it was ‘a privilege’ recently to talk with Queensland’s next Governor, the amazing Dr Jeanette Young, at a Pharmacy Guild of Australia reception. “We had the best chat about all things nearly two years into Covid and the importance of vaccination. “Please Redlanders, if you haven’t had your vaccine, make it your priority, to protect you, your family.” The Member for Redlands wants the Redlands and Islands to be No 1 in Queensland for vaccinations in the not too distant future, All three Covid vaccines are now readily available on our islands. The Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines, are now providing a greater range of choice. The islands have never had a ‘better opportunity’ to get vaccinated. Our pharmacies and surgeries on both Macleay and Russell Islands are offering vaccination, including Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna, depending on location. Just check out the listing below: WHERE TO GET VACCINATED ON OUR ISLANDS AND VACCINES AVAILABLE: There are five outlets on the Southern Bay islands - MACLEAY ISLAND MEDICAL CENTRE: AstraZeneca and Moderna. PHARMACY ESSENTIALS on Macleay Island: AstraZeneca and Pfizer. BAY ISLANDS MEDICAL SERVICE on both Macleay and Russell Islands: AstraZeneca and Pfizer RUSSELL ISLAND PHARMACY: AstraZeneca and Moderna On North Stradbroke Island - YULLI BURRI BA MEDICAL CENTRE at Dunwich: AstraZeneca and Pfizer. STRADBROKE MEDICAL CENTRE at Point Lookout: AstraZeneca and Pfizer. COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND: Most Coochie islanders are organised to attend medico services on the mainland.

• Kim Richards (right) with Dr Jeanette Young.