Flinders council campaign aims to hit 90 per cent vax rates

Flinders Shire campaign aims for 90 per centCOVID-19 vaccination rate through QH clinic visit

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About 822 of the 1072 residents are already fully vaccinated but there is a push to get even more.

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Flinders Shire Council CEO Hari Boppudi with Karen Petrie, Director of Nursing at Hughenden Multipurpose Health Service, getting a COVID vaccination. Photo: Supplied

Flinders Shire Council CEO Hari Boppudi with Karen Petrie, Director of Nursing at Hughenden Multipurpose Health Service, getting a COVID vaccination. Photo: Supplied

Flinders Shire Council has launched a new campaign to help the region be one of the first in Queensland to reach the coveted 90 per cent COVID-19 vaccination rate.

The Get the jab in Flinders campaign starts today to tie in with the Queensland Health Pfizer vaccination clinic visits in Hughenden later this week.

The shire already has one of the highest vaccination rates in the state at 77 per cent, with 822 of its 1072 residents already fully vaccinated.

Now any resident who has had at least one COVID vaccination is able to enter into the draw to win either a one-year family pass to the Hughenden Pool, or an individual annual pass to the Hughenden community gym.

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Flinders Shire Council mayor Jane McNamara encouraged any Flinders Shire resident aged 12 years and older to head to Diggers Entertainment Centre in Hughenden between 1.30pm-5pm on Thursday, and 8am-1.30pm on Friday.

"Our residents have already done an amazing job to be one of the highest vaccinated local government areas in the whole of Queensland, and I thank them with all my heart," Cr McNamara said.

"Now is the time for us to all come together and make a final push to hit the 90 per cent vaccination rate, and ensure that we're one of the safest places to visit in the state.

The Hughenden Doctors Surgery also offers the AstraZeneca vaccine for all eligible people who are unable to attend the Queensland Health clinics.

The prize winner will be drawn at random on December 3 and presented at the Community Christmas Party.

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