SA first state to administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in a press conference that SA will be the first state to give out the AstraZeneca doses.

South Australia will begin administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, making it the country’s first state to do so. Around 300,000 doses have arrived in Australia, and they’ve been tested and are now ready for use.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced SA will be the first to roll them out. 

“The batch testing for the AstraZeneca vaccination has been completed, and it has been distributed to the states,” Morrison says.

“I understand that the first of those vaccines will be administered in South Australia tomorrow.” 

While these vaccine doses were made overseas, 50 million doses will be made in Melbourne in the near future. AstraZeneca was the second vaccine to get TGA approval after Pfizer/BioNTech was approved the month before. 

Morrison looks forward to distribution of the AstraZeneca doses.

“It’s welcomed news,” he says. 

Read more about the distribution plan.

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