‘Big game-changer’: Australia’s historic COVID-19 vaccination program launched
“I mean, it won’t be day one, it won’t change anything tomorrow morning, but of course as we have got more people vaccinated, it will change how we manage things,” she said on Sunday.
Mr Morrison agreed vaccinating the high-risk groups first would reduce the need for state border closures or lockdowns in the future.
“This changes how we manage the risk of COVID going forward. This today is the beginning of a big game-changer,” he said.
“Its successful rollout will only further reduce the risk, and when you reduce the risk, then obviously you do not need more blunt and extreme measures in order to deal with COVID.”
Mr Morrison, Chief Health Officer Professor Paul Kelly, and Chief Nursing Officer Professor Alison McMillan were among a small group inoculated at Castle…