First shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia

  • First shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia

First shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia

He said the department will "try to figure out if there are any holes, any loopholes, in the process that are allowing people to do that".

Jane Malysiak, an aged care resident and WWII survivor in her 80s, was the country's first person to receive the vaccine, followed by health care workers and other officials.

"We've provisioned so that ... every Australian has access to vaccines".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, watches as Sarah Fletcher is taken through procedure of receiving a vaccine at the Sydney local health district vaccination hub.

But soon, we'd like to welcome those 70 and older to get vaccinated.

"Today Russia is the only country in which there are already three vaccines for the prevention of Covid infection", Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

Mr Hunt has previously said the government hopes to administer 60,000 vaccine doses in the first week of the rollout. "Work is underway with public health to vaccinate our patients at St. Peter's over the upcoming days".

Health Minister Greg Hunt says the vaccines are safe for all.

Earlier findings from individual health care providers also showed positive results, prompting the Israeli government to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, including restrictions on the economy after weeks of lockdown.

Mr Morrison said from tomorrow thousands of people across the country from priority groups would receive the vaccine, and said Australia remained the envy of the world in its handling of the pandemic. "It's hard for majority to follow infection control measures", junior health minister Andrei Baciu told AFP.

Australia has reported just under 29,000 COVID-19 cases and 909 deaths since March 2020.

US President Joe Biden on Friday reassured people the shots were safe as he visited a Pfizer factory in MI.

"We need to make sure that, even as provinces look at loosening up certain restrictions, that other restrictions are kept in, and there is an ability to...respond quickly when variants appear", said Trudeau.

And with vaccines yet to reach the majority of people nearly everywhere, countries continue to resort to familiar methods to limit infections.

They did not get their second shot, and security at the site was heightened in the wake of the incident, said Kent Donahue, a spokesman for the health department.

The country is enjoying a second day without a single new COVID-19 transmission in the community, officials said.