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There have been no new locally acquired community cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get their jabs at walk-in hubs.
The state also detected no new cases in the 16 rooms they have made available for hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said at least 56,412 jabs were administered across the state’s hubs last weekend, and expected that number to increase dramatically this weekend.
This comes after the Queensland Government unveiled the NRL grand final ticket lottery, a plan to raffle of 3000 spare tickets to all double-dosed Queenslanders
Last Saturday was a record day in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs administered, this number is predicted to double tomorrow.
In fact, the NRL Grand Final lottery has been so successful that even Queensland’s most care-free sports-mad boofheads are making their way down to the hubs, GPs and pharmacies to get their jab.
Unfortunately, this demographic’s newfound eagerness to get jabbed has handballed the state’s healthcare workers with an even bigger workload.
That is, Queensland nurses who are now forced to explaining to young bachelors that it is actually quite difficult to administer a jab through a flexed bicep.
Local nurse, Ellie Chalmers (23) has been administering jabs at Betoota Base Hospital for a couple months now.
She says ever since this week’s NRL ticket lottery announcement, she would have spent about two hours extra a day telling young blokes that their rock hard guns are impressive, but not necessary.
“It’s the worst” she says.
“You know they are trying to impress, but part of them thinks this jab needs to puncture their fully contracted muscles to work”
“Then when you tell them to stop, they get embarrassed”
“Then you need to explain that you are impressed by their pipes, but that it’s difficult to jab them when they are flexing as hard as they possibly can”
According to industry groups, this is not a trend isolated to just Betoota.
In a statement released by The Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union yesterday, healthcare workers across Queensland are begging Palaszczuk to tell the boys to put the guns away.
“We are impressed, but it’s making work harder for us. But yes, good on you boys for doing the right thing and getting jabbed. You should be very proud of yourselves”
“But please stop flexing”