Sumary of Australia’s Covid vaccine rollout: everything you should know about the changes:
- From Monday 3 May, vaccination clinics around Australia will be open to all Australians over 50, with GP bookings for this demographic coming online in the following weeks..
- The rollout phase 1a – which includes quarantine and border workers, priority frontline healthcare workers, and staff and residents at aged care and disability centres – has been eligible since the beginning of the rollout, predominantly using the Pfizer vaccine..
- This group included everyone over 70, other healthcare workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55 (later expanded to over 50), adults of any age with underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the virus, and certain high-risk workers including army, police and those working in meat processing plants..
- Commonwealth-run respiratory clinics and state and territory-run vaccination centres will be the first to offer AstraZeneca vaccines to those aged over 50 who have become eligible under phase 2a….