Australia’s COVID-19 roll-out

Australia’s COVID-19 roll-out strategy has commenced with priority populations receiving the vaccine in phase 1, including aged care, disability care, frontline health workers and border and quarantine workers. Ryan Hopprich, one of PA’s science committee members who works in microbiology, was one of the frontline health workers to receive his COVID-19 vaccination.

Following the disruption of COVID-19 last year and the huge sacrifices made by so many workers and communities across the country, PA supports the roll-out of safe and effective vaccinations to keep our community safe. We are seeking to engage with federal and state governments about the progressive roll-out of the vaccine as our pharmacy members who work in community pharmacies will be involved in administering the vaccination in phases 2 and 3.