The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia has begun

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The first person in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, whose name is Jane Malysiak, has now been vaccinated in Sydney with the Pfizer vaccine. The Prime Minister will also receive the vaccine shortly.



It's been a long time coming, but this is an historic occasion and a promising sign for the future. Hopefully the vaccine rollout will eventually pave the way for society and international travel to properly reopen.
 

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From the same link, more details of the first few weeks around the country

Here is the plan for the vaccine roll out in each state and territory​

  • NSW will aim vaccinate 35,000 frontline workers within the first three weeks
  • The Victorian Government will have 12,000 doses for the first week of phase 1a and up to 59,000 doses for the first four weeks
  • Queensland will have 100 doses for the Gold Coast tomorrow and will aim to vaccinate 27,000 key workers in the first month
  • South Australia will aim to vaccinate 1,726 frontline workers at Adelaide Airport and the medi-hotel system this week and will have 12,000 for the next three weeks
  • About 5,000 doses will be administered by mid-March with about 1,100 of those reserved for aged and disability care
  • In the ACT, about 4,000 doses have been flagged for the first week
  • Tasmania and the Northern Territory won't start their roll out tomorrow
  • About 5,000 doses will be coming to WA each week for the first three weeks
Tasmania will begin their vaccination rollout on Tuesday and will have 2,340 doses ready for the first three weeks, which will double to 4,680 from the fourth week as phase 1b begins.

The rollout will begin in the Top End next week, with about 3,000 vaccinations set to be offered to the most high-risk groups as part of the first phase.

Those in the second phase are expected to receive vaccinations in mid-to-late March, but the wider population shouldn't expect a vaccination until the second half of 2021.
 

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What a ****show. In Germany, the Oxford vaccine is rotting in the warehouse because momentum was broken. The Oxford one should have been made available at the same time. Australia is repeating the mistake, and it not learning from the German experience.
The economic damage to Australia is proportional to the number of roadblocks preventing the willing to get their shots. Delay is deadly, and we have red tape for that.

People are looking for informed knowledge - something that the govt is not making available(conflicted interest?), nor the general population buying inferior product. IF Oxford is 76% on first shot, Pfizer is about 87%. One has less next day of work sick issues, something employers would like to know. AFF readers want to know, which is best for international travel - the pecking order.

In Germany, they will probably introduce carrot and stick for the fence sitters. In Australia, they should probably announce, those who delay and miss their local rollout, and that employers can stand down such people without pay should vaccination become a workplace requirement, including two weeks wait for vaccine to take effect pay should they change their minds.
 

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My reading is that the side effects of the oxford vaccine -headache,local pain and swelling,nausea,fever etc - are less common and less severe with the Oxford vaccine than the Pfizer vaccine.

Negative stories out of Germany re the Oxford vaccine are generally a load of rubbish.

The 76% after the first jab of Oxford vaccine relates to the reduction in Transmission.I haven't read what it is for the Pfizer vaccine.
 

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What a ****show. In Germany, the Oxford vaccine is rotting in the warehouse because momentum was broken. The Oxford one should have been made available at the same time. Australia is repeating the mistake, and it not learning from the German experience.
The economic damage to Australia is proportional to the number of roadblocks preventing the willing to get their shots. Delay is deadly, and we have red tape for that.

People are looking for informed knowledge - something that the govt is not making available(conflicted interest?), nor the general population buying inferior product. IF Oxford is 76% on first shot, Pfizer is about 87%. One has less next day of work sick issues, something employers would like to know. AFF readers want to know, which is best for international travel - the pecking order.

In Germany, they will probably introduce carrot and stick for the fence sitters. In Australia, they should probably announce, those who delay and miss their local rollout, and that employers can stand down such people without pay should vaccination become a workplace requirement, including two weeks wait for vaccine to take effect pay should they change their minds.

I think you'll find that the vaccines are being made available to the target groups as quick as they are landed in Australia, until local manufacture gets under way. Or do you mean that the Pfizer vaccinations be held back until the Oxfords arrive?

And who in the public is 'buying' any product? Inferior or otherwise. ;)

Except in certain COVID-health roles, the vaccine is entirely voluntary. Whether or not someone misses or skips their allocated rollout, I can't see employers having much say, under current rules.

There are some countries Australia might be able to learn how to improve COVID-related matters from, but Germany isn't one of them. 🤣
 

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My better 1/2 got the Pfizer vaccine today (about 8 hours ago) ....apart from a bit of a sore arm, she has not had any other side effects so far. :)
If they would like to share their personal account - how they got notified? Process? Even though might be less relevant if they are a front line healthcare worker - another AFF thread.

 

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If they would like to share their personal account - how they got notified? Process?
 

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I'm a teacher. Assuming they'll give us a jab at some stage, but until I hear things being mentioned in the staffroom, I'll just sit back and wait. I usually check in with the news about once a week now, seems about enough. Am I missing anything? :p
 

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Not to mention the wasting of doses. Another six people could have gotten that first shot. The supply is very limited as it is.
Although I’ve read on other forums there is only five doses and the sixth isn’t a dose at all and additionally our syringes can only extract four doses. God knows if all of that is true 🤷‍♀️😂
 

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Although I’ve read on other forums there is only five doses and the sixth isn’t a dose at all and additionally our syringes can only extract four doses. God knows if all of that is true 🤷‍♀️😂
I suspect that's why the good Dr. in QLD only managed to give those two recipients on 4 times the dose - it would likely have been 5+ (i.e. the entire vial) if the syringes had the capacity!
 
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Successful tenders have been notified of AZ roll out locations over the last couple of days.
Pleased to say our business partners are getting it.
More details are being send next week.

The end is nigh (for Covid and our state premiers being in our faces all the time ;) )
 

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I will go to my gp practice to get my vaccine, as they specialise in vaccinations for travels, and have facilities ready to deliver either Pfizer or AZ, and can directly update my records. The nurses there give shots and take bloods all day every day, they are good at it, and multiple doctors there if something goes wrong and a hospital within walking distance.

I will be booking in as soon as appointments open for my category, and if a stanby program starts for unused Pfizer jabs like they have in UK will register for that too, to hopefully get even earlier access. Getting first jab in late September is too late for AZ.
 

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Disappointingly, more than 120 doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine have been wasted after a possible storage error at a nursing home in Melbourne.

Once the vaccination schedule ramps up next month and supply improves with AZ, then such issues wont seem to be so newsworthy. Despite the antivaxxers, there is a significant pent up demand. Nothing creates a demand more than leaving people wanting. I did see on the Aus Health site their plan for end of Feb was 60,000 vaccinations. Clearly going to be a very busy weekend.....yeah, right.
 

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