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Australia A bizarre tweet by QLD Health claims state is being 'picked on'

17:54  03 march  2021
17:54  03 march  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Queensland Health has posted a bizarre message claiming the state is being 'picked on by others' for its slow coronavirus vaccine rollout.

The tweet was issued on Wednesday afternoon, and the account followed it up an hour later with other tweets broadcasting its official strategy.

The state is not meeting its immunisation targets, having only given the jab to 30 per cent fewer people than projected.

'QLD is used to being picked on by others. We saw this many times last year, even though our response remains one of the best in the world,' the official Queensland Health account tweeted.

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text: Queensland Health has tweeted a bizarre message (pictured) which claimed the state is being 'picked on by others' for their slow Covid vaccine rollout © Provided by Daily Mail Queensland Health has tweeted a bizarre message (pictured) which claimed the state is being 'picked on by others' for their slow Covid vaccine rollout

'Our response is safe, measured & sensible. That's what QLDers expect. Our vaccine rollout approach is no different. This is not a race.'

The account commented on its own tweet an hour later telling followers to read Queensland's official rollout plan.

'Now that we have your attention! Despite claims you may have heard about the speed of the QLD Health vaccine rollout,' it wrote.

'Check out the plan so you can see what the Commonwealth and states have agreed for the rollout. Together we'll get you vaccinated and we'll get you vaccinated safely.'

The final comment linked to the state's rollout document.

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Annastacia Palaszczuk wearing a blue shirt: The tweet was issued on Wednesday afternoon, and the account followed it up an hour later with another tweet suggesting it was a planned attempt to gain attention. Pictured: QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk © Provided by Daily Mail The tweet was issued on Wednesday afternoon, and the account followed it up an hour later with another tweet suggesting it was a planned attempt to gain attention. Pictured: QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk a person sitting on a table: The state is not meeting its immunisation targets, having only given the jab to 30 per cent fewer people than projected. Pictured: Dr Krispin Hajkowicz vaccinated in Brisbane on March 1 © Provided by Daily Mail The state is not meeting its immunisation targets, having only given the jab to 30 per cent fewer people than projected. Pictured: Dr Krispin Hajkowicz vaccinated in Brisbane on March 1

Queensland has not reached its vaccination targets and had only reached 22 per cent of its allocation of the vaccine, the ABC reported on Tuesday.

While 63,140 vaccines were available in the first week of the rollout, only 33,702 had been delivered by Tuesday around the country.

Queensland is the worst performing state or territory in terms of rollout speed, with Tasmania, the ACT, Northern Territory, and NSW leading the pack.

The state only gave out 6,676 doses, which is less than 0.1 per cent per one hundred people.

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