Australia's coronavirus vaccination rollout has begun as Scott Morrison receives Pfizer jab

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Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout began Sunday, with top officials among a small group receiving the first jabs a day before the vaccination programme starts in earnest.

The 84-year-old received the Pfizer jab today at Sydney's Castle Hill Medical Centre.

"She came here from Europe when she was 13 and she's built an wonderful life in this country".

"We're here making some very important points, that it's safe, that it's important and we need to start with those who are most vulnerable and on the front line".

With 10,715,204 vaccine doses given as at 8am yesterday, India is now ranked third for total doses administered, with the U.S. in first position and the United Kingdom in second.

The state has been allocated 3.4 million doses and administered more than 2.5 million first doses, according to data compiled by The Post.

Progress in expanding vaccination coverage has been slow, primarily due to vaccine hesitancy and tech glitches in an app being used for the vaccination drive.

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Mr Hunt said Australia was "on track" to return to normal once everyone was vaccinated.

"Tens of thousands of people will be coming in tomorrow, and I wanted them to know as they went to bed tonight that we have been able to demonstrate our confidence in the health and safety of this vaccination".

"Then to build vaccine confidence among the people, you have to use local community networks, not just national beam-outs or messages on national media".

Malaysia is set to take delivery today of the much-awaited vaccine to boost its fight against Covid-19 that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the country over the past year. "We need to come up with a strategy so we can narrow down [and] we can really focus on the folks that we really want to get the vaccine".

"Politicians in these countries say that people should have a right to choose a vaccine", Dmitriev said adding that politics is not involved in the vaccine in any manner.

Mr Hunt accused Facebook of acting like "sovereign bullies", arguing it "won't get away with it".

Earlier findings from individual health care providers also showed positive results, prompting the Israeli government to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, including restrictions on the economy after weeks of lockdown.

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