COVID ASTRAZENECA INJECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT ISLAND PHARMACIES
Island pharmacies have now been approved to provide the AstraZeneca vaccine to the island population.
Their approval has come from the Federal Government in the wake of the new Delta strain of Coronavirus.
On Macleay Island, Pharmacy Essentials has been given approval to distribute the AstraZeneca vaccine, and on Russell Island the Russell Island Pharmacy will also be an outlet for distribution and injections.
Island residents can also attend the doctors’ surgeries on each of the islands to receive the vaccine.
Member for Redlands, Kim Richards, has again urged islanders to get vaccinated for Covid-19 now, particularly with the more virulent Delta strain a danger.
“The longer people stay unvaccinated, the longer the fear of a Covid-19 ‘third wave’ from the Delta strain is more likely.
“We are seeing it unfold in NSW and we want to be diligent here in Queensland and on our islands.”
She said ‘any fears that people have in being vaccinated’ are being lessened as more and more Queenslanders and Australians get vaccinated.
Kim Richards has now taken the vaccine, after just reaching the qualification standard.
WHERE TO GET VACCINATED ON OUR ISLANDS?:
There are five outlets on the SOUTHERN BAY ISLANDS. Macleay Island Medical Centre, and Pharmacy Essentials on Macleay Island, and Bay Islands Medical Service on both Macleay and Russell Islands and Russell Island Pharmacy on Russell Island
Most Coochie islanders are organised to attend medico services on the mainland. It is believed some of the more infirm may be getting shots from Anglicare nurses etc.
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND: The vaccine is available from the Yulli Burri Ba Medical Centre at Dunwich and the Stradbroke Medical Centre at Point Lookout was awaiting supplies as we were going to press.
• Kim Richards receiving her AstraZeneca shot