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Can our health system handle the rollout?

The corona crisis has brought out the best in our nation’s leaders, both political and bureaucratic. But it has also exposed their weaknesses.

Vaccine bookings re-open for Garran surge centre

Bookings for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Garran surge centre have re-opened, after being closed last week to allow health officials to re-shuffle appointments.

COVID-19 viral fragments detected in City wastewater

Fragments of COVID-19 detected in a wastewater (sewage) sample collected from the City Central testing location on 9 March are most likely related to known cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine, ACT...

ACT’s first AstraZeneca vaccinations ‘a real milestone’

Doctors at Canberra Health Services were given the ACT’s first AstraZeneca vaccinations at the Garran Surge Centre this morning.

Pfizer and AstraZeneca to share Garran Vaccination Hub

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canberra is set to begin sooner than expected and will be administered at the same location as the Pfizer jab.

First Canberrans are vaccinated against COVID-19

The ACT received its first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine today; among the first were a nurse and a woman of 86.

Vaccine resistance on the rise among Australians

New analysis from the Australian National University (ANU) has found a substantial increase in Australians’ resistance and hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccines. More than one in five Australians (21.7%) said in January 2021 they...

No designated COVID-19 vaccination hub in Eden-Monaro

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain, said she is “shocked and concerned” to learn there is no designated COVID-19 vaccination hub in Eden-Monaro for the first phase of the national vaccine rollout. Some...

Should COVID-19 vaccines be compulsory?

As Australia rolls out the COVID-19 vaccine, policymakers face a complex question: should they make the vaccine compulsory?

COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine will reach the ACT next week

Four thousand Canberrans will be among the first in Australia to receive the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine once supplies reach the ACT next week – but most Canberrans will not be eligible...

PM says additional vaccine doses secured, WA bushfires ‘concerning’, conversation with POTUS ‘warm’

PM says additional vaccine doses secured, WA bushfires ‘concerning’, conversation with POTUS ‘warm’ Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today Australia had secured an additional 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer and...

PM flags coronavirus suppression, vaccine as key priorities

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said COVID-19, jobs, essential services, national security, and caring for the country were priorities for 2021.
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