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Seven additional medical practices servicing the Longman electorate will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine over the next few weeks.

The Beachmere Health Centre, Narangba Family Medical Practice and the Kilcoy General Practice will come on board with the AstraZeneca vaccine from June 21. Bribie Doctors Banksia Beach will begin administering the AstraZeneca vaccine from June 28.

On top of these four new AstraZeneca clinics, three local clinics have just been selected to administer the Pfizer vaccine from July 5.

I’m pleased to announce today that Caboolture Super Clinic; Morayfield 7 Day Medical Centre; and Goodwin Drive Family Medical Centre will join the Pfizer rollout,” Member for Longman Terry Young said. “This is great news for locals who want to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.”

Today, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommended the Pfizer vaccine as the preferred vaccine for people aged 16 to 59 years.

To meet this higher demand for the Pfizer vaccine, the Australian Government is fast-tracking the transition of GPs to administer Pfizer.

“The addition of the four medical clinics administering the AstraZeneca vaccine means it will be easier for locals aged 60 and over to get the jab,” Mr Young said. “Over the next few weeks, people will have access to more options when booking their vaccine appointments.”

To date, Health Hub Doctors Morayfield GPRC/CVC has been the only clinic in Longman administering the Pfizer vaccine, which is recommended for people aged under 50.

“The addition of three more clinics in Longman administering the Pfizer vaccine will provide much better access for locals who are eligible for that vaccine” Mr Young said.

More clinics are expected to be added to the Pfizer rollout over the next few months. The four new AstraZeneca clinics included in the rollout are in addition to the 19 clinics already administering that vaccine to Longman residents.