Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young will come to Ipswich in June to speak to residents about COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout.
The forum will take place on Wednesday 9 June at the Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre in Bundamba from 6:30pm.
It will be hosted by local Members of Parliament – Jennifer Howard (Member for Ipswich), Lance McCallum (Member for Bundamba), Charis Mullen (Member for Jordan) and Jim Madden (Member for Ipswich West).Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said that she welcomes the Chief Health Officer’s visit.
“Dr Young has done a wonderful job protecting Queenslanders from COVID-19,” Ms Howard said.
“I spoke with Dr Young at a recent event and invited her to come to Ipswich to speak to locals about this important issue.
“We’re delighted that she’s accepted our invitation.”
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum is encouraging locals to attend the forum which is free of charge.
“We intentionally made this an evening event to ensure that it would be convenient for most members of the community to attend,” Mr McCallum said.
“So, if you have any questions about the vaccine rollout or about COVID-19 in general, this is your chance to get the most up to date health advice from Queensland’s top health expert.”
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said that the forum will be run as a Q&A.
“Attendees can register their questions beforehand,” Mrs Mullen said.
“Questions can be sent to [email protected] We will do our best to ensure a range of questions are included.
“You will also be able to register your questions at the door as we understand not all residents use email,” Mrs Mullen said.
Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden encouraged interested residents to RSVP as soon as they can.
“Due to COVID-19, space within the venue is limited,” Mr Madden said.
“If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP online or call (07) 3447 2100 to reserve your seat.
“We’re expecting a large turnout so please RSVP as soon as you can to ensure you don’t miss out.”
Community members can start arriving from 6pm and are encouraged RSVP online: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ipswich-forum-with-queenslands-chief-health-officer-dr-young-tickets-156440276077.