Anthony Albanese has been vaccinated but says the government reneged on an agreement for Australia’s leaders to be immunised together.
Mr Albanese received the Pfizer jab at Canberra Hospital on Tuesday morning, two days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison
The Labor leader was flanked by Peta Murphy, a Victorian MP who has been battling breast cancer since her second diagnosis in 2019.
The first phase of Australia’s vaccine rollout will include the elderly, frontline workers, indigenous Australians over 55 and immunocompromised people.
Ms Murphy urged all Australians with underlying health conditions to get vaccinated.
“I wouldn’t ask anyone to do something I’m not prepared to do,” she tweeted.
“If you have concerns, talk to your treating doctors. I did and I am confident it is safe to take the vaccine.
“Do it for yourself, do it for the community. Do it for Australia.”
Mr Morrison was one of a small group to receive Australia’s first COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday before the nation’s rollout began in earnest on Monday.
Mr Albanese s