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by | Nov 11, 2021 | Community, Health

Walk-in vaccination hub open this weekend at Canungra School of Arts Hall

Scenic Rim Mayor, Greg Christensen.

This weekend, Scenic Rim residents will have access to a walk-in COVID vaccination hub.

Set up at the Canungra School of Arts Hall, 3 Pine Street, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November from 9am to 2pm, locals can get their first or second COVID jab.

It follows an open letter by the Scenic Rim Regional Council Mayor Greg Christensen who recently pleaded with residents of the region to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

In the open letter to locals, he explained the urgency of getting vaccinated.

 

” My primary focus is the safety and wellbeing of our community, which is the foundation for strong social and economic vibrancy,” the letter read.

 

“I am not a medical expert but as a civic leader I rely on direction from the Premier who is well informed by the Chief Health Officer”.

 

“It is clear, both from the Premier and evidence from other jurisdictions, that Queensland should expect to see COVID-19 infections becoming active across the State as more movement becomes possible.

 

“This is why there is a resounding emphasis for everyone who can to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. I know of a number of people in our community who, due to certain health conditions, are not able to have the vaccination. To me, these people shine a light on why it is so important to get the vaccine coverage above 80 percent.

 

“As I understand it, the unvaccinated place themselves at greater risk of serious and permanent harm to their health from COVID-19 and are at greater risk of carrying the virus on to others, not just within their family and close contacts, but within the community. I note this community risk, particularly for our most vulnerable, is considered high enough that areas with low vaccination rates may find themselves facing continued restrictions that will impact social, economic and employment opportunities.”

 

“Through every hardship our region has faced, I have witnessed time and again the strength of our community unselfishly standing up to help each other. This is another occasion that calls for such commitment, and the community spirit that I am so proud to acclaim”

 

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