Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young will visit Ipswich in June to speak to residents about COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout.
The forum will be held on Wednesday, 9 June at the Ipswich Events and Entertainment Centre 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).
Ms Howard said she was looking forward to welcoming Dr Young to Ipswich.
“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.”
Mr McCallum encouraged locals to attend the free forum to learn more about the rollout.
“We intentionally made this an evening event to ensure it would be convenient for most members of the community to attend,” Mr McCallum said.
“If you have any questions about the vaccine rollout or COVID-19 in general, this is your chance to get the most up to date health advice from Queensland’s top health expert.”
Mrs Mullen said the forum would be run as a Q&A.
“Attendees can register their questions beforehand,” Mrs Mullen said.
“Questions can be emailed, and 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."
Mr Madden encouraged interested residents to RSVP as soon as possible to avoid missing out.
“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."