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First COVID-19 jabs given to vulnerable elderly | The Senior

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Yesterday saw the start of the long-awaited national COVID-19 vaccination rollout, with residents of nursing homes across the country rolling up their sleeves for their first jab.

Residents and staff of aged care facilities along with other high risk groups are among the first to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which has received provisional approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

The vaccinations were conducted by specially trained health workers at nursing homes and special vaccination hubs. Recipients will require a second dose after 21 days.

Under the government’s vaccination priority plan, aged and disability care residents and staff are in phase 1a, followed by 1b – the 80s and over, those aged 70-79 years, other…



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