In Australia, residents have begun to vaccinate against coronavirus vaccine Pfizer and BioNTech. So far, a small group of the population has been vaccinated. The first to be vaccinated was 84-year-old Jane Malisiac, after which Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Sanitary Officer Paul Kelly received the vaccine, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The prime minister called on Australians to follow his example, he called the vaccine safe. Mass vaccination in Australia kicks off Monday 22 February. At the first stage, workers of hospitals and medical services, border guards and quarantine hotels, nursing homes, boarding schools for the elderly and disabled will be vaccinated.
In total, the authorities have ordered more than 150 million doses of vaccines. The country has approved the use of Pfizer and AstraZeneca. The authorities expect to vaccinate most of the population by October.