Covid-19 vaccinations begin in Australia with Scott Morrison among first group

Initial group, which includes aged care residents and staff as well as chief medical officer, will receive Pfizer vaccine on Sunday

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, will be among a small first group to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Sunday – a step the government says is intended to build public confidence in the safety of the vaccines.

On Sunday the Australian prime minister will receive the Pfizer jab in an initial group that includes several aged care residents, aged care staff, the chief medical officer and the chief nursing and midwifery officer, according to the health minister, Greg Hunt.

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