The Courier-Mail

VAX MIXED MESSAGES

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AS STATED in your Editorial (C-M, Apr 12), a timetable for vaccinatio­ns has been deleted.

It was naive of the Prime Minister to issue a timetable to begin with.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, much has been uncertain in our world, but it is important to issue consistent messages so the people may feel confident in the informatio­n supplied.

Making the distributi­on in any way political does nothing to assuage uncertaint­ies.

It is a time for all parties involved to be non-partisan.

Too many lives have been negatively affected already.

Arguments for and against whichever vaccine to use are distractin­g from the main game.

Perhaps the subject of mass vaccinatio­n centres needs to be considered at this time, particular­ly with the issue of a longer lead time for vaccinatio­ns.

Claire Jolliffe, Buderim

THE announceme­nt by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that he no longer has a deadline for the vaccine rollout means that Australian­s can no longer hold him to account for a missed vaccine deadline.

This is unacceptab­le. The vaccine was supposed to be the pathway out of this pandemic nightmare.

Political accountabi­lity may not be a strength of the Morrison government, but the health of Australian­s and the wellbeing of the Australian economy trumps political expedience.

It is trite planning to have goals and objectives.

In any other walk of life, if a CEO scrapped deadlines on projects, the board of the business would probably scrap the CEO.

The time for political expedience on the pandemic is over.

Remake your deadline with appropriat­e caveats, Prime Minister, otherwise we will be left with the impression that you have given up on the pathway out of the pandemic. David Muir, Indooroopi­lly

MY wife and I were called in to get the over-65s government flu jab at our GP on Sunday.

When I asked why the sudden call, the GP said they had booked the day for COVID-19 jabs but after the government’s advice that under-50s not receive the AstraZenec­a vaccine most of the 1b group of recipients booked for the day bailed out.

That is why we were called in, as there were spare appointmen­ts available. This is a worry.

Tony Turner, Bracken Ridge

I AM in the group of people aged over 70 who have received the AstraZenec­a vaccine.

I would have chosen the Pfizer vaccine if I had been allowed.

My jab was the same day the criteria regarding ages was made.

Why has there been no explanatio­n to the public as to why there is a preferred specific age to receive AstraZenec­a? What about those aged 49 or 51?

Richard Waugh, Eagleby

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