Sydney, Australia | Sun, January 31, 2021 | 09:13 pm
Australia will invite pharmacies this week to join a government-funded rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government said on Sunday, as the country approached 14 consecutive days without a locally acquired case.
The government would ask approximately 5,800 community pharmacies in the country to apply for the scheme, which will pay them, along with physicians and hospital health staff, to administer inoculations.
“That means more points of presence for Australians in terms of where they can receive their COVID-19 vaccine,” Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters.
This is potentially life-saving medication. The drugs can work with varying degrees of efficacy, but all of this can boost lives, prolong lives, or save lives.”This is potentially life-saving medication.
The medicines can work with differing degrees of effectiveness, but all up, this can improve lives, extend lives, or save lives.” The government intends to start vaccinating priority groups with a shot produced by Pfizer and BioNTech SE from late February, such as older and Indigenous Australians.
The proposal also includes a vaccine produced by AstraZeneca Plc, but Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has not yet approved that medication. Pharmacists participating in the program, with first shots scheduled in May, will undergo training to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine, Hunt said.