Thousands of doctors, nurses, cops and nursing home and quarantine workers are among the first to get the Pfizer vaccine this week.
Rhonda Stuart, the head of infection control at Monash Health was the first Victorian to get the coronavirus vaccine today.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said he and the head of the Health Department and former chief medical officer Brendan Murphy will get the alternative AstraZeneca jab when it becomes available at a later date. Meanwhile, the Pfizer vaccine rollout commences with 60,000 doses.
Victoria: 12,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived at Monash Hospital in Clayton on Sunday. The roll-out began this morning with frontline health staff the first to be vaccinated. There are expected to be 59,000 Pfizer vaccine doses available in Victoria over the next four weeks.
NSW: The Pfizer vaccine will be given to 35,000 frontline workers employed in emergency wards, airports, quarantine hotels and police quarters over the next three weeks.
South Australia:Weekly deliveries of vaccines, with plans to inoculate 12,000 people in the first three weeks.
Queensland: There will be more than 1,000 doses offered to hotel and health workers this week.
Western Australia: More than 290 hotel quarantine staff and medical professionals are expected to receive the jab. There were 3,392 invitations sent to workers who qualify from hotel quarantine, Perth Airport and Fremantle Port. Around 556 workers are booked to get the jab next week.