/ 19 February 2021

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’

With the first jabs of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine set to be administered in Australia on Monday, Health Minister Greg Hunt yesterday revealed more details on the rollout. Quarantine and border control workers will receive the first doses with around 240 aged care facilities in almost 200 towns next in line. Picking those sites has been done “on a risk basis for the country as well as making sure there’s diversity across urban and rural,” Hunt said. Sixteen “Pfizer vaccination hubs” will also be set up in hospitals in major cities. Speaking of COVID recovery, Australia’s employment market grew for the 4th consecutive month with the unemployment rate dipping from 6.6% in December to 6.4% in January. Led by job growth in Victoria following its 4-month lockdown, an extra 29,100 jobs were created last month. That means 93% of jobs lost in March last year have now been recovered.

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