Australia began its Covid-19 vaccination rollout for frontline workers on Monday with about 60,000 Pfizer/BioNTech doses, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's office.
The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine will begin rolling out in March, said Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt in a news release.
Aged care resident Jane Malysiak, 84, from Marayong, New South Wales, was the first person in Australia to receive a Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday ahead of Monday's official rollout.
Prime Minister Morrison also received his vaccine on Sunday.
"Pleased to get my #COVID19 vaccine today along with Australia’s CMO Professor Paul Kelly to give further confidence to Australians these vaccines, which have been tested and approved by our medical experts, are safe & effective," Morrison tweeted afterward.
The Australian government has secured more than 150 million vaccine doses. Over 50 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine ordered by the government will be manufactured in Melbourne.