Coronavirus updates LIVE: Queensland nursing home patients receive accidental overdoses of Pfizer vaccine; Gladys Berejiklian set to ease NSW restrictions

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Queensland nursing home patients receive accidental overdoses of Pfizer vaccine; Gladys Berejiklian set to ease NSW restrictions

Yesterday 675 front-line quarantine and health workers in Victoria received their first COVID-19 vaccine, on top of the 580 who received the shot on Monday. Victoria’s Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said the government was taking a “very steady, cautious” approach to the vaccine rollout. The federal government is responsible for vaccinating residents in private aged care homes, so the numbers do not reflect the total number of vaccines administered across the state. The Andrews government’s initial focus is vaccinating hotel quarantine staff and healthcare workers. Ms Allan said she was aware that two elderly people in Queensland had been given an overdose of the vaccine. She said it was a matter for the federal government and emphasised the thorough safety tests each vaccine had gone through. “The vaccine is a very safe procedure to take part in,” she said.
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