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The second phase of the Australian Government's COVID-19 vaccination campaign has launched. Find out more about the campaign, including when different priority groups will receive the vaccine.
The New Zealand Prime Minister announced today 27 February 2021 Auckland will go into a lockdown for seven days after a community case with an unknown origin was recorded.
The Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) have continued to monitor the situation in New Zealand over recent days.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is starting in February. Getting a vaccine is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself from getting really sick from COVID-19. Encourage your family, Elders and community to get vaccinated when it is their turn so they are protected from it as well.
The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer has removed Greater Melbourne from its listing as a Commonwealth hotspot today.
The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, declared the Greater Melbourne area a COVID-19 hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support from 11:59pm on 12 February 2021.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia.
More than 142,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine have arrived at Sydney airport in a major milestone in Australia’s response to the pandemic. Read more about how the vaccines will be rolled out.
The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer has declared the Greater Melbourne area a COVID-19 hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support.
Australia has secured an extra 10 million doses of the Pzifer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of doses of this vaccine to 20 million.
An updated statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on on minimising the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools.