Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Posted by on February 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Phase 1a of the vaccine program starts today; questions about the government’s response to Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations likely to dominate parliament. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

9.27pm GMT

The deputy chief medical officer, Dr Michael Kidd, is speaking to the ABC about the vaccine program.

He is asked about the Australian Open crowd booing the vaccine last night, when it was mentioned as part of the men’s final coverage.

What we know from the research that has been carried out is that 80% of Australians are very determined to get this vaccine.

They understand that vaccines save lives and how important this is to getting Covid-19 under control in Australia. Yes, there are still some people who are hesitant about the vaccine.

9.18pm GMT

There’s some more good news for Victoria.

Yesterday there were no new cases reported. 8,277 test results were received. Got symptoms? Get tested. #EveryTestHelps.

More later: #COVID19VicData

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