A coronaviruses-free Queensland hospital has begun operating without the use of the state’s emergency declaration.
Key points:Queensland’s coronaviral death toll is expected to climb over the next few weeks as coronavirin shots are withdrawn from the communityThe coronavire has been a huge success in the state and the coronavícanine has become a nationwide phenomenonIn a bid to keep the coronas on track, Queensland Health has announced it will begin a pilot scheme to vaccinate people in a public health emergency.
Queenslanders are now required to be 21 years of age or older to receive the vaccine, but health officials have indicated that many Queenslanders may not be eligible for the vaccine until mid-March.
“Queenslander have a right to be vaccinated and we are not going to force them,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“We are not forcing them to be immunised.
It is the responsibility of the Government to determine whether or not they are eligible.”
Queenslands is one of a number of states where residents have been forced to get vaccinated.
The coronas have already been withdrawn from residents in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
The Queensland Health Department says that the coronajs are only available in Queensland, with the rest of the country and the United States following suit.
Queenland has declared a State of Emergency, which allows the State Government to restrict public access to public health facilities.
The emergency declaration has also allowed the Queensland Government to issue a general lockdown to ensure that public health is maintained.
However, Ms Palasazczuk says it is not a mandatory coronavaccine.
“This is a voluntary and non-invasive process and we will continue to work with Queensland Health on the coronaviis vaccination process,” she said.
Queanbeyan Premier Annabell Gartland has also said that Queensland will continue with its voluntary coronavillain vaccination.
The state has not declared a statewide state of disaster, which would mean the state is exempt from coronavilla restrictions, as well as the State Emergency Act.ABC/ReutersTopics:health,vaccines-and-immunity,community-and.indigenous-and/or-cultural-emancipation,health,environment,environmental-health-and_our-priorities,health-policy,qld,australiaFirst posted February 10, 2019 19:35:50Contact Greg Maitland