New South Wales should get the majority of the vaccine due to the heavy lifting it’s done, the state’s Police Minister David Elliott says. The first shipment of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine arrived in Australia on Monday with the rollout set to begin on Monday February 22.
There will be 50,000 doses set aside for use by frontline health and hotel quarantine workers and 30,000 to be received by aged care staff and residents.
“New South Wales has done the heavy lifting when it comes to the response to COVID. We’ve taken by far the majority of people that have come in from overseas,” Mr Elliott told Sky News.
“We’ve also been able to show world’s best practice when it comes to managing clusters. We’ve got the largest population so it stands to reason that New South Wales should get the lion’s share of the vaccine.”
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