Great News! Aspley on First Batch of Suburbs for Covid-19 Vaccines

The Federal Health Minister has provided an initial list of 41 towns, suburbs, and hubs for the COVID-19 vaccine vaccination program that started this week, and Aspley is one of them. 

The rollout will give priority to health workers at high risk of exposure, disability care residents and workers. From the media release by the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, here are all the Queensland towns that will receive the first jab of vaccines: 

  • Albany Creek
  • Aspley
  • Bald Hills
  • Beaconsfield
  • Birtinya
  • Bray Park
  • Buderim
  • Bundaberg
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Burleigh Waters
  • Carseldine
  • Cleveland
  • Glenella
  • Glenvale
  • Harristown
  • Hope Island
  • Kearneys Spring
  • Kepnock
  • Lawnton
  • Mackay
  • Meridian Plains
  • Millbank
  • Mirani
  • Mudgeeraba
  • North Bundaberg
  • North Mackay
  • North Tamborine
  • Palmwoods
  • Pimpama
  • Redland Bay
  • Robina
  • Sippy Downs
  • South Toowoomba
  • Thornlands
  • Toowoomba
  • Upper Coomera
  • Varsity Lakes
  • Victoria Point
  • Warana
  • West Mackay
  • Woombye

Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine National Rollout Strategy will guide the vaccine rollout and it will  be available across additional settings including GP clinic and community pharmacy. The rollout begins with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and following the approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Tuesday,  will include the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine from early March. 

“This week the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has arrived in the country and the TGA has approved the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. These are two outstanding vaccines that will be available to people in Australia free of charge,” said Minister Hunt.

The remaining phases will be rolled out as the number of vaccines grows. 

Who can take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) noted that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is safe and effective. However, there are specific populations for whom vaccination is not recommended, which includes people with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine, pregnant women, and children below 16 years of age (even if they belong to a high-risk group).