October 28, 2021

There are more opportunities being offered in the South Burnett this weekend for people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Anyone 12 or older can walk into the pop-up vaccination clinics which will be at Murgon and Nanango State High Schools from 8:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday (October 30).

Also, a reminder to Cherbourg residents, the door-to-door “walkabout” vaccination clinic will be visiting houses in the community on Thursday (October 28) and then returning on Monday (November 1). The health workers will be in the community for two weeks.

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A message to Cherbourg residents from rugby league star Ash Taylor:

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Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced on Thursday that Krispin Hajkowicz will no longer be taking up the position of Queensland Chief Health Officer.

The shock announcement comes within days of Dr Jeannette Young taking up her appointment as State Governor on Monday.

Dr Young had previously described Dr Hajkowicz as the “perfect person” to take over the CHO role at this point of the pandemic.

As the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s director of infectious diseases, Dr Hajkowicz had been co-ordinating all of Queensland’s COVID hospitals during the pandemic.

Minister D’Ath said Deputy CHO Dr Peter Aitken would act in the role until a permanent replacement to Dr Young was appointed.

She said she respected Dr Hajkowicz’ decision, made for “personal reasons”, and his request for privacy.

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On Thursday, Victoria recorded its most lethal day so far in the pandemic with 25 deaths announced.

The fatalities were aged from their 40s to their 90s.

The Victorian Department of Health said there were also 1923 new cases, taking the total number of active COVID-19 cases to 22,189; 746 people were in hospital, including 137 in ICU.

Victoria recorded its all-time daily number of cases on October 13: 2297.


Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

 

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