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More than 1,000 General Practices, including those in Mitchell will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week, further strengthening the Commonwealth’s capacity, and ensuring an efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across the country.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said services will come online from 22 March.
“We all know the invaluable work our local GP’s do for our community,” Alex Hawke said. “Now we will see them play a vital role the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.”
‘Everyone belongs’ is the message across Australia this week as communities, schools, sports clubs and workplaces participate in Harmony Week celebrations from 15 to 21 March.
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke, said Harmony Week brings people from all backgrounds together to celebrate our cultural diversity, and the shared values that transcend cultural differences and bring us together as Australians.
Australia is incredibly well-positioned compared to other parts of the world. The COVID-19 rollout is one of the biggest logistical exercises in Australia’s history, and it is being managed in a highly strategic, safe and efficient way, based on expert medical advice.
The COVID-19 vaccination program was officially launched yesterday, ahead of the formal national rollout across Australia commencing today.
At Castle Hill, our community hosted the historic first vaccinations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was a landmark day in Australia’s comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said this welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available.
“The approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the people of Mitchell and for the whole of Australia comes after rigorous assessment from our independent medical regulator,” Alex Hawke said.