COVID 19 vaccination rollout begins in Australia

  • February 22, 2021 04:41 PM AEDT
  • Team Kalkine

The COVID-19 vaccination blueprint came into force on 22 February 2021.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison was one of the firsts to receive the shots on Sunday. 

Morrison was joined by Jane Malysiak, 84-year-old World War 2 survivor.  

The PM said on the occasion that the vaccine is a big game changer and all the Australians who will be vaccinated should know that the Federal Government has full confidence in the health and safety of this vaccination. He hinted that soon Australia will be among those countries free from the clutches of COVID-19.

Also, Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer received the vaccination and said on the occasion that every single person living in Australia should get the vaccination as in when the turn appears.

It should be mentioned that the country has ordered 10 million Pfizer and over 50 million of the AstraZeneca vaccines for the COVID-19 immunisation of its people.

State and Territory Governments have already started receiving the vaccine supplies.

Post this, elderly over 70 years of age along with healthcare workers and the majority of Indigenous Australians will be receiving the shots. After them, the people of Australia above 50 years of age will be receiving the jab.

As far as the teenagers are concerned, the Federal government will provide the vaccines for them too if immunisation is recommended for them.

As per the official release, all the states and territories will have hospitals featuring vaccination clinics. Elderly care centres and disability care facilities will also have these clinics to get vaccinated.

More locations will keep adding to this list as more vaccine doses by Pfizer and AstraZeneca come in the country.