Logan City Council has offered to support Queensland Health in the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, if needed.
Council has been providing community immunisation services since 1979.
The city’s immunisation nurses are qualified and accredited under current regulations to administer some vaccines, including Covid-19 shots.
Council has submitted an expression of interest to Queensland Health to be included on a panel of potential providers of Covid-19 vaccination services.
Mayor Darren Power said the only way we will win the war against this pandemic was to get as many people vaccinated as soon as feasibly possible.
“I urge everyone to go to the Queensland Health website and use their simple Covid-19 vaccine eligibility checker to learn more about when and where they could get a shot,” he said.
Cr Power had his vaccine last week, supported by nurse Walter Steginga. He qualified for the jab because he’s over 50.
Deputy mayor Jon Raven said it made sense to consider making council’s well-established immunisation services available.
“Our immunisation team already provides valuable year-round services to the community, not just in City of Logan but in other nearby areas as well,” Cr Raven said.
“Many in the community already use these services to get flu shots and other vaccinations.
“If Queensland Health needs any assistance in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, City of Logan is ready to help to the extent we reasonably can.”