New data reveals Queensland will struggle to reach 90 per cent vaccine coverage

new data reveals queensland will struggle to reach 90 per cent vaccine coverage

Sumary of New data reveals Queensland will struggle to reach 90 per cent vaccine coverage:

  • Vaccine hesitancy in Queensland remains stubbornly high and threatens to delay the state reaching 90 per cent jab coverage, according to new data from the University of Melbourne.
  • NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled Credit: News Corp AustraliaCamera IconVaccine hesitancy is highest in Queensland, according to the new survey.
  • Credit: SuppliedHealth authorities and the Queensland government have repeatedly flagged early January is the expected date for 90 per cent.
  • NCA NewsWire / David Crosling Credit: News Corp AustraliaVaccine hesitancy in Queensland is the highest in the country, according to the Melbourne Institute survey, followed by SA at 9.5 per cent, with all other states about 5 per cent or lower.
  • University of Melbourne Professor Anthony Scott told NCA NewsWire this was likely due to the two states not being exposed to major outbreaks experienced in other major cities.
  • Leading epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws said she was confident Queensland would follow the rest of the nation in reaching 90 per cent coverage.

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