Member for Forde, Mr Bert van Manen is welcoming the rollout of Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination program, which will be available as of Monday 22 March from eligible GP clinics across Logan and the Gold Coast.

Mr van Manen said, ‘This is an important milestone in our fight against COVID. Being able to receive a vaccine from a local GP in a familiar environment will make it much easier for people to access it.’

The Phase 1B cohort includes vulnerable populations, such as older people and people with certain underlying conditions. People can check their eligibility status at the Federal Government’s vaccine checker (link below). If eligible, they will be able to view vaccination clinics and book an appointment online or via phone. If they are not yet eligible, they will be able to register interest so they can be notified when they are able to book.

When will I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

In the early stages of Phase 1b, general practice start dates will be staggered and dosage allocation will be dependent on vaccine availability. This controlled and sequenced commencement process ensures an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country and ensures that as many individuals as possible within the 1b cohort are able to receive the vaccine from their own doctor.

A list of GP clinics in and around the electorate of Forde is available below. People can also use the Vaccine Clinic finder to search clinics by postcode.

Mr van Manen said, ‘I hope everyone will access the vaccine once they are eligible. We’ve been on this pandemic journey for a year now and the vaccination program is the key to putting it well and truly behind us.’

Inside Forde:

Main Street Medical & Dental Centre BeenleighBeenleigh QLD4207GP
Eagleby Family Practice and Skin Cancer ClinicEagleby4207GP
Mt Warren Park Medical CentreMt Warren Park4207GP
Bethania SurgeryBethania4205GP
Shailer Park Medical CentreCornubia4130GP
Medicross CoomeraUpper Coomera4209GP
Upper Coomera Respiratory ClinicUpper Coomera4209Resp

Outside Forde, but may service the electorate:

Myhealth Yarrabilba Medical CentreYarrabilba4207GP
Myhealth South East Skin and MedicalYarrabilba4207GP
Springfield Medical & Dental CentreSpringfield4300GP
Doctors @ Regents ParkRegents park4118GP
Beaudesert Medical CentreBeaudesert4285GP
Jimboomba Junction Family Practice & Skin Cancer ClinicJimboomba4280GP
Tamborine Mountain Medical PracticeTamborine Mountain4272GP
Smith Brothers Medical ClinicWoodridge4114GP
Logan (Slacks Creek) Respiratory ClinicLogan4127Resp
Woodridge (Logan) Respiratory ClinicLogan4114Resp
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