A new vaccination program is being introduced in Queensland to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Read more Health Minister Simon Birmingham said the government had been working with state and territory health departments to provide information to local community groups about the coronovirus.
He said he expected that “at least 30 to 50” people would have received the vaccination in the next 12 to 18 months.
Mr Birmingham said he was hopeful people would take up the offer.
“I think the majority of Queenslanders want to do the right thing,” he said.
“And I’m confident that’s the case.”
Mr Birmingham told reporters the state was working closely with the Australian Federal Government, the Department of Health and the Australian Institute of Health.
It was expected that about 2,500 Queenslanders would be vaccinated during the program.
In Victoria, the Victorian government announced the first phase of its vaccination program in March.
The plan to vaccinate people across the state is the first step in a national campaign.
A second phase of the vaccination campaign will be rolled out by mid-2018.
Health minister said the program would be free to all Victorian residents.
Vaccination coverage is expected to increase as more people are vaccinated.
People can sign up to the program through the ABC website or by phone at 1800 099 039.
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