The Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced today Queenslanders had access to over 140,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines through their local community pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Queensland Branch Vice President, Amanda Seeto, encouraged Queenslanders across the state to visit www.findapharmacy.com.au to find their closest community pharmacy to book their free COVID-19 vaccination.
“Since community pharmacies began rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, we’ve seen more than 161,000 vaccines administered through almost 700 pharmacies across Queensland,” said Ms. Seeto.
“The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is only available at community pharmacies.”
“One of the greatest things about being able to access COVID-19 vaccinations through community pharmacy is the accessibility,” said Ms. Seeto. “97% of Queenslanders living in metro areas live within 2.5km of a community pharmacy, as do 66% of those in regional areas.”
“Greater accessibility to COVID-19 vaccinations will mean more Queenslanders will get fully vaccinated sooner, and community pharmacies are only too happy to be part of this.”
“With 1,200 community pharmacies across Queensland, Ms. Seeto said they are key primary healthcare providers local to schools and uniquely placed to administer safe COVID-19 vaccinations.”
“Additionally, many pharmacies are open for extended hours and over the weekend for your convenience, so if you’ve been put off by long waits, jump onto www.findapharmacy.com.au, give your community pharmacy a call or walk in and receive your free COVID-19 vaccination at a participating pharmacy,” said Ms. Seeto.
Ms. Seeto said COVID-19 vaccinations at community pharmacies were open to anyone over 12 years of age.
“If you’re not sure about receiving your COVID-19 vaccination or have any questions about the vaccination, please come and visit your local pharmacy. You’re our number one priority, and we’d be pleased to have a chat with you,” said Ms. Seeto.
Queenslanders can visit findapharmacy.com.au to find their closest community pharmacy administering COVID-19 vaccinations.