COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
As you know, the Covid vaccine rollout has begun in Australia. It's the largest and most difficult logistics exercise in Australia's public health history, so it's going to take some time and will no doubt encounter supply hurdles along the way.
Frontline health workers and some aged care centres are already receiving their vaccines but that will move to the next phase in the Hunter Region on March 22.
So far, almost 300 GP practices in the Hunter/Central Coast health network have been approved to deliver the vaccine. More will be approved before March 22 along with some pharmacies. I understand a full list of those clinics and pharmacies will be available soon.
People eligible for the vaccine from March 22 (under what's known as Phase 1b) include people aged over 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, adults with a medical condition or disability, and other high-risk workers such as police, fire and defence force personnel.
Phase 2a which includes all people aged over 50 will follow, but a start date is yet to be determined.
I'll keep you up to date as that rollout continues, but if you'd like to read more about the rollout, the vaccine itself, and when you might get one, more info is on this link