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On Sunday 21 February 2021, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and Chief Nursing Officer Alison McMillan were among the first to receive their first shot of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
The vaccine is set to roll out today at vaccine hubs throughout Australia. High-risk people and essential workers at high-risk of being exposed to the virus are first in line to receive the vaccine.
About the COVID-19 Vaccine
The two-dose vaccine requires two shots with the second shot being administered three to four weeks after the first.
Australia is to be commended on their efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19. By the end of March, it is anticipated that 4 million Australians will have received the first dose of the vaccine at more than 1000 sites across the nation.
Flying squads of nurses are travelling around the country to deliver the vaccine to aged care and elderly residents.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd said, “Today is a real milestone in our collective response to tackle COVID-19 and bring things as rapidly under control as we can”.
When will I be able to get Vaccinated?
The COVID-19 vaccines in Australia will become available in 3 phases. The priority groups have been identified using public health, medical and epidemiological evidence.
You can use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to see which phase you are eligible for by clicking here.
To find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccines National Rollout Strategy, click here.
What this means for your Body Corporate/Owners Corporation
Experts warn that COVID-19 could be with us for some time but with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, policy makers will have more confidence to return many of our industries and communities back to normal – or at least one step closer to normality. This includes the resumption of domestic travel with less chance of snap lockdowns and hopefully the local accommodation and domestic tourism industry returning to pre COVID-19 conditions. So much is still unknown, but it is a positive step for all.
Find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine!
The COVID-19 vaccines have undergone extensive testing and are currently being used in several countries. The vaccines will not be mandatory for people in Australia.
If you have any questions about the vaccine, you can click here to submit a form to the Australian Government. You can also subscribe to the Government COVID-19 vaccine updates by clicking here.