Aged care residents to receive Covid vaccine this week
Aged care residents and workers at Woy Woy and Umina will be among the first Australians to receive vaccinations for Covid-19, according to Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care Mr Greg Hunt.
Woy Woy and Umina were among a list of 240 locations where aged care residents are expected to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week.
"People in priority groups who are most at risk and who need protection the most will receive a vaccine first," he said.
"The initial priority groups include aged care and disability care residents and workers, frontline healthcare workers, and quarantine and border workers.
"The aim of the vaccination program is to save and protect lives, to keep people out of intensive care and off ventilators.
"Both vaccines approved for use in Australia do that very well."
Media release, 18 Feb 2021
Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Aged Care