More than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on Monday, 22 February.
The initial three-week vaccination phase will see all hotel quarantine workers given the Pfizer vaccine – including all workers within quarantine hotels, those screening arrivals at the airport, health staff, cleaners, NSW Police officers and security guards.
Health care workers who have the greatest exposure to potential COVID-19 patients will also be included in the first round of jabs, which will be rolled out progressively. These workers include COVID-19 clinic workers, emergency department workers, NSW Ambulance clinical workforce including patient transport workers, COVID ward workers, critical care workers including support staff and COVID pathology lab staff.
The COVID-19 vaccines will be administered in three initial NSW vaccination hubs at Westmead, Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals.
More information will be provided in the coming weeks about further rollouts of both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.
More information on COVID-19 at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19