Australia A bizarre tweet by QLD Health claims state is being 'picked on'
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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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'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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Queensland has not reached its vaccination targets and had only reached 22 per cent of its allocation of the vaccine, thereported 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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