22 February 2021
Article credit: ANMJ
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has officially begun.
Priority groups at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, including frontline healthcare workers, quarantine and border workers, and aged and disability care residents and staff, will be among the first Australians to get the jab.
Vaccination clinics have been set up in hospitals in state and territory and in aged care facilities. The number of locations will increase as more doses arrive in the country.
To inform people about when they can access the vaccine, the Australian Government has developed the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility tracker, where people can check to see in which phase they will be eligible to receive a vaccination.
The ANMF’s Evidence on the COVID-19 vaccines can be found here
The ANMF’s policy on vaccination can be accessed here
As professional leaders in this area, nurses and midwives can find the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) position statement on vaccination here
To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout click here