COVID-19 Vaccination rollout strategy

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.

All Australians can be assured that we have secured more than sufficient doses of vaccines for everyone who chooses to have it. We begin the task of providing more hope and more protection to Australians going forward and the vaccination rollout will proceed over the coming months and we ask as many Australians as possible to come forward and help protect themselves and protect their families and to protect their communities.

Vaccination roll-out key facts:

  • Under the Australian Vaccination Strategy the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout begins with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and will include the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine from March 2021. 
  • The Australian Government has secured more than 150 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. Over 50 million doses of AstraZeneca ordered by the Government will be manufactured in Melbourne.
  • The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be administered through hub and spoke hospital vaccination clinics in each state and territory, and in aged care and disability care facilities across the country. 
  • Vaccination teams will go into aged care facilities – 240 of them across 190 locations nationally this week – to deliver the vaccines on-site.
  • Both the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines require two separate doses for a person to be fully immunised – Pfizer/BioNTech 21 days apart, and AstraZeneca 12 weeks apart.
  • COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy

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