COVID-19 vaccines begin as Prime Minister receives Pfizer immunisation

Australia’s vaccination rollout starts on Sunday, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to receive his first Pfizer vaccine in Sydney in a show of confidence for the country’s immunisation program.

A small group will be vaccinated at Castle Hill in Sydney on Sunday morning ahead of the broader rollout beginning on Monday, including two aged care residents, aged care staff and some frontline health workers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison at CSL’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne for the AstraZeneca vaccine. Credit:Getty

Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed on ABC’s Insiders the Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly and the Chief Nursing Officer Allison McMillan will also receive their first Pfizer vaccine, and the Prime Minister will be vaccinated last.

Mr Hunt said he will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine in the coming weeks.

“Today is the first round of vaccines for Australia and, ultimately, that’s about hope and protection for Australians,” he said.

More to come.

Most Viewed in Politics

Source: Read Full Article