Australians are set to begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine in a week’s time.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced today 142,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine had arrived in Australia, with the first 80,000 doses to be rolled out next Monday.
COVID-19 VACCINE LANDS
The time has finally arrived, ladies and gentlemen.
The first shipment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines landed in Australia shortly after midday today, Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced.
Hunt opened his announcement this afternoon by saying “the eagle has landed”.
142,000 doses have arrived, with 80,000 doses set to be released in the first week.
Of those, 50,000 will be allocated for the states and territories for hotel quarantine and border workers and frontline healthcare workers.
The other 30,000 vaccines will be made available for Commonwealth for aged care and disability care residents.
“Once the final safety checks are completed we can start rolling out the vaccine to our most vulnerable Australians and to our frontline border and health workers,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.
“The vaccine has landed and we’re stepping up our fight against the pandemic.”
Monday’s shipment is the first of 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine the Australian government has apparently secured. Operation COVAX is finally set to hit our shores.
Pending ‘TGA approval’, the government has also secured 53.8 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses and 51 million doses of the Novavax vaccine. These companies have been granted indemnity.
Readers of TOTT News are very familiar with these concepts already, as well as the highly coercive society that is set to follow, and I hope have taken the last year to prepare accordingly.
Things are about to get very interesting.
Let’s take a closer look at the specific rollout details as we know of them today.
THE ROLLOUT EXPLAINED
Australia’s vaccine rollout will be staged in five phases.
Phase 1a commences Monday, February 22.
Up to 1.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to quarantine and border workers, frontline healthcare workers and aged care and disability care residents and workers.
Phase 1b will incorporate up to 14.8 million doses.
Elderly adults aged 80 years and over, elderly adults aged 70-79 years, other healthcare workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 55, younger adults with an underlying medical condition and critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing personnel are included in Phase 1b.
Phase 2a will comprise of up to 15.8 million doses.
It will be offered to adults aged 60-69 years, adults aged 50-59 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18-54 and other critical and high-risk workers.
Phase 2b includes up to 16 million doses.
It is then the vaccine will be offered to the rest of the adult population.
Phase 3 is up to 13.6 million doses and will be offered to people under 16 years old if it is recommended by the TGA.
These are the details at present, with dates subject to the efficiency of the first stages.
DOSES ARRIVE: PHOTOS
Below are photos of doses arriving at Sydney Airport from a Singapore Airlines plane.
TOTT News will be keeping a close eye on any developments with the Pfizer vaccine, including any adverse events, protests planned and increased media propaganda. Stay vigilant, folks.