Townsville Bulletin

Mayor urges residents to consider getting the jab


BURDEKIN SHIRE Council Mayor Lyn Mclaughlin has reiterated the position of the Queensland Premier and Chief all residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccinatio­ns prior to borders reopening. vaccinatio­n rates remain low lockdowns may occur during outbreaks while the rest of the State reopens domestical­ly and internatio­nally.

Cr Mclaughlin said increasing vaccinatio­n rates would ensure less pressure was placed on both local businesses and the health system.

“I want to thank the Queensland Premier for the release of the State’s vaccinatio­n Australian­s able to be reunited with their loved ones in time said. likelihood of a higher number of cases in Queensland. This could result in localised lockdowns for Council areas for the safety of the community and lessening the pressure on health workers – and the higher the percentage of community outbreaks and strains on the healthcare system.

“80% statewide is the vaccinatio­n benchmark at which the Federal Government will reduce support packages for businesses – so if Queensland as a whole has reached 80% and reopened but certain regions are locked down during an able to apply for assistance as they have in the past.

“While many people report experienci­ng discomfort or nausea as a result of a day of discomfort is better than the alternativ­e. It is the responsibi­lity of each individual to take the necessary steps to protect not only themselves community.

“Getting vaccinated remains a to support every member of our community regardless. businesses and the healthcare anyone yet to receive a jab to

COVID-19 vaccinatio­ns are now available for all members of the community aged 12 and over and Queensland Health remains the State’s lead agent for COVID-19 informatio­n. Register for your vaccinatio­n or view a list of local vaccine suppliers at or by phoning 134 268.

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Burdekin Shire Council Mayor, Cr Lyn Mclaughlin

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