Canberra: Vaccination against Covid-19 has officially started in Australia, which has announced strict locks and bans to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thousands of doses developed by Pfizer have arrived in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already vaccinated against Covid-19 on Sunday. Australia is preparing to vaccinate frontline health workers and the elderly in the first phase.
A 22-year-old nurse has been vaccinated for the first time at a special ceremony held at the Garan Surge Center in Canberra, Australia on Monday. Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt was also present at the ceremony. The Garan Surge Center is a center for coronavirus testing as well as vaccination against Covid-19.
Speaking to reporters on the occasion, Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government was working to vaccinate as many Australians as possible. Four thousand doses of the vaccine have been administered at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Center in the state of South Australia. The state is preparing to vaccinate about 12,000 people within the first three weeks.
The Australian Government’s $23.9 million public information campaign to encourage Australians to get a COVID-19 vaccine begins today. The campaign will keep Australians fully informed and up to date about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines as they become available, including when, how, and where to get the jab. This campaign will help every Australian to understand how the vaccine works and how it will keep them and their family safe.