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ScoMo to get COVID jab today

ScoMo to get COVID jab today”

A small number of older Australians at the Castle Hill Medical Centre in the western part of Sydney, aged-care staff, and frontline nurses and workers were among the group injected on Sunday, officials said.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who also received his first dose on Sunday, was by her side as she received her jab to applause from the crowd.

The doctor to give Mr Morrison the injection, Jesse Li, said it was the "honour and privilege of my life".

Mr Morrison sat next to a gleeful Ms Malysiak as she received her jab, which she described as "lovely".

The broader rollout will start on Monday.

Israel's Health Ministry on Saturday said that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 98.9% effective at preventing hospitalizations and death caused by COVID-19.

Greg Hunt announces the first vaccinations will administered to a small group of people today.

"We obviously have to see what's the impact in terms of transmission and longevity of antibodies, but the science is good and the hope is high", he said.

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'I am very emotional because a year ago we did not know that this would be possible, ' he told 7News.

"Today Russia is the only country in which there are already three vaccines for the prevention of Covid infection", Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

"Then to build vaccine confidence among the people, you have to use local community networks, not just national beam-outs or messages on national media".

"We need more vaccines, more vaccines will solve massive issues", said Doug Ford, Ontario's premier at a news conference in Toronto Friday.

The increased pledges from the US, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan and Canada came as permanent UN Security Council member Britain showed a draft resolution to other countries on the global body, calling for wealthy nations to share doses with poor and war-torn states.

Mr Hunt rejected anti-vaxxers' views but acknowledged there was some hesitancy among Australians to get the jab, particularly among young women.

Earlier findings from individual health care providers also showed positive results, prompting the Israeli government to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, including restrictions on the economy after weeks of lockdown.

Florida has administered almost 4 million coronavirus vaccines.



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