Darling Downs Health is reminding residents of the importance of having their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Annette Scott, Executive Lead for the Darling Downs Health Emergency Operations Centre, said the second dose was essential for people to receive the full benefits of vaccination.
“The latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that a two-dose vaccination schedule should be completed with the same vaccine,” Ms Scott said.
“With that in mind anyone who has already had their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine with no adverse effects should talk to their GP about receiving their second dose.”
Ms Scott said people who received dose one of the Pfizer vaccine at the Goondiwindi Hospital clinic between 25 June and 1 July would be getting their second dose soon.
“We had just over 3,000 people receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Goondiwindi Hospital clinic,” Ms Scott said.
“Everyone who attended that clinic was booked in for the follow-up clinic for dose two which will run from 30 July to 5 August.
“Our vaccine supplies for that clinic are fully allocated for second doses so we wanted to let the community know that we will not be able to take any walk-ins.
“Anyone interested in receiving their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine should talk to their GP, phone 134COVID (13 42 68), or go to www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au.”