Our low vaccination rates can be sheeted home to mismanagement by Queensland Health and the mixed messages and double standards from the Premier and Chief Health Officer.
It’s been mishandled locally, and the state is the worst in the nation.
We’ve were told to register on websites that don’t work, our vaccination hub has been on, off, and then delayed for a month.
It’s frustrating for everyone.
When the roll out first started locals couldn’t get through to the site to register, and then when they were registered couldn’t book a local appointment.
In a four-day turn around we had an on and off vaccination hub which was then delayed for another month.
In June a media release at the beginning of the week said a hub would open the following Monday.
By the Friday, another release said it was pushed out to the end of July, four weeks later.
There have been mixed messages and double standards from the Premier and Chief Health Officer who are more interested in letting in NRL wives and girlfriends (WAGS) from Covid hotspots.
The Premier only got vaccinated herself so she could go to the Olympics.
The Health Minister and Premier are quick to blame everyone else for their bumbling and stuff ups.
The Minister took until July to respond to representations made two months earlier on behalf of doctors who wanted to be able to provide vaccinations.
It’s slow, it’s inept, it’s ponderous and it’s unacceptable for what is supposed to be a major public health service.
They have mucked it up locally.
No wonder people lose confidence and are hesitant.
I encourage people to get vaccinated.
It’s the only pathway out of the economic, financial, and social stress caused by the restrictions.
That’s why I got vaccinated.