Australiaâ€™s vaccine rollout in one picture: Chairs sit empty as HUNDREDS fail to turn up for their jabs over blood clot fears.
By SAM MCPHEE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
- Vaccination centre pictured completely empty despite 300 people booked in
- Ryde Respiratory Clinic in Sydneyâ€™s north was supposed to jab hundredsÂ
- People shared images on Wednesday encouraging people to walk in to get shotÂ
One of Australiaâ€™s vaccine centres has been pictured completely empty despite 300 people being booked in for their jabs in the latest reminder of the damning reality of the countryâ€™s bungled system.
The vaccination facility in Ryde in Sydneyâ€™s north had received the bookings on Wednesday but instead next to no one showed up.
‘If you are looking to be vaccinated the Ryde Respiratory Clinic are operating. They were expecting 300 people a day but itâ€™s empty,â€™ a woman posted to a local community page.
‘If you are happy to have theÂ AstraZenecaÂ vaccine and are over 50… book!â€™
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian received the shot last month but few Australians have followed her lead
Images of the centre show a large empty room full of plastic chairs designed to hold hundreds of people wanting to be vaccinated.
One attendee took his elderly mother to get her shot and ended up receiving the vaccine himself because of how quiet the facility was.
‘It was very quiet, operating at about 25% capacity, so they did me as well despite being under 70,â€™ the man said.
‘If youâ€™re in the district and over 50 you can pretty much walk in this arvo as there are dozens of slots available.â€™
Dozens of others said their local facilities were also empty and that people over 50-years-old seeking the controversial AstraZeneca jab could easily get an appointment or simply walk in.
Others criticised the vaccination system, saying it ‘wasnâ€™t really communicatedâ€™ to locals that they could so easily access it.
The mass vaccination centre in Homebush in Sydneyâ€™s west is yet to open. It plans to inoculate 30,000 people per weekÂ
A small number of blood clotting cases in people having received the AstraZeneca vaccine put a stop to the governmentâ€™s plans to have the country vaccinated by the end of the year.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to set a date for when every Australian will receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine after blood clot fears over the AstraZeneca jab threw the nationâ€™s vaccination program into chaos.
The Federal Government initially set an October deadline to inoculate all people in Australia but Mr Morrison said they were no longer in a position to say when the vaccine program will be completed.
‘The government has… not set, nor has any plans to set any new targets for completing first doses,â€™ he said.
‘While we would like to see these doses completed before the end of the year, it is not possible to set such targets given the many uncertainties involved.â€™
Morrison has ordered 20 million doses of the American Pfizer vaccine, but the first shipments arenâ€™t expected to arrive until the end of 2021.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has refused to set a date for when every Australian will receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine after blood clot fears over the AstraZeneca jab threw the nationâ€™s vaccination program into chaos
Hereâ€™s what others had to say:Â
EricPode, Croydon, Australia, 3 weeks ago
People are waking up to the fact that the experimental vaccines donâ€™t stop you getting or transmitting Covid.
Anonymous, Unknown, 3 weeks ago
Because we donâ€™t feel like being euthanised thanks.
Truthcanhurt, Sydney, Australia, 3 weeks ago
You cannot and should not force or coax anyone into taking an ‘experimentalâ€™ vaccine. Its a crime. Let those who willingly want to go ahead, but leave the rest of us alone! We are NOT your guinea pigs. Thank you!
Whitefox888, Sydney, Australia, 3 weeks ago
Surprised? Healthy people are dropping like flies from that c rap and the idiots are still pushing it on to people.
beachbunny, Melbourne, Australia, 3 weeks ago
The sheep are slowly waking up in Australia …
Truthcanhurt, Sydney, Australia, 3 weeks ago
Iâ€™m not even close to 50 yet but Iâ€™d advise the over 50 to think this through carefully. Once you take this vaccine, thereâ€™s no going back. Donâ€™t say no one told you.
ImC0ld, Melbourne, Australia, 3 weeks ago
People are hearing the truth and listening to your lies and no longer believe what they say. When they say “take the vaccine but nothing will change” kinda makes me think WHY take the vax? Nothing changes so why the hard push? 99% survival rate, still need masks, social distancing, covid rules, untested vaccine to a non existing virus which is proven to be just the typical flu. Why not just take hydro or the other working drug IF you ever get this bad flu?
Propmach, Munno Paras West, Australia, 3 weeks ago
Recent advice is to have the jab before planned leave. Other advice should be to update your will first.
Pominaus2, Perth, Australia, 3 weeks ago
We are not showing up as we are waking up..
Rob 77, Melbourne, Australia, 3 weeks ago
I donâ€™t know if I am right or wrong. But if I were buying a car from a car dealer and the price seemed right. But when I asked him direct question on the reliability of the car or 101 other things I might want to know. And instead I was told everything except what I wanted to know about the car by a person WHO should have access to all the info on the said car. And on purchasing the car was asked to sign a waiver of any responsibility by the seller for any repairs should the car break down in the future. I would find it very hard to confidently go ahead with the purchase. That is pretty much my problem with covid vacs right now.