Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has received the coronavirus vaccinum because the country prepares to start out inoculations in the week.
His jab was televised on Sunday so as to assist boost confidence within the vaccinum rollout across Australia.
Vaccinations formally begin on Mon and a minimum of sixty,000 doses area unit expected to be administered next week.
On Saturday, tiny crowds of anti-vaccination demonstrators gathered to protest against the launch.
Mr Morrison was a part of alittle cluster of individuals insusceptible on Sunday at the side of some frontline physicians and care home residents. Australia’s chief nurse academician Alison McMillan and Chief medical practitioner academician Paul Kelly were additionally vaccinated.
Speaking at prior his vaccination, adult male Morrison said: “Tomorrow our vaccination programme starts, therefore as a curtain raiser these days we’re here creating some vital points; that it’s safe, that it is important, and that we have to be compelled to begin with people who area unit most vulnerable and area unit on the line.”
The first person to be insusceptible within the country was 85-year-old Jane Malysiak.
The first vaccinations in Australia are going to be the Pfizer vaccinum that has been granted approval to be used.
Australia’s medical regulator earlier in the week additionally granted conditional approval for the vaccinum developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford, that is anticipated to be extended next month. Health Minister Greg Hunt says he can receive the AstraZeneca vaccinum within the coming back weeks.
Both vaccines have undergone intensive safety checks and area unit already being employed in many countries.