Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Covid-19 vaccinations will start in February.
One by one is being introduced experimentally to prevent coronavirus infections worldwide. Australia is also at the top of the list of first world countries to receive vaccines.
However, the Australian Prime Minister also said he does not want to rush into vaccination because coronavirus infections are relatively low and under control.
In a meeting last Tuesday, the Prime Minister indicated that no undue risk would be taken with vaccination. The government plans to start vaccinating Australians against coronavirus in the first quarter of this year, from January to February.
Australia already has agreements with vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and NovaVax. However, policymakers have not yet given the green light to vaccinate Australians.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “We have a set schedule and we are trying to move forward as quickly and safely as possible.
However, there is no emergency situation in Australia, so we do not have to take unnecessary risks.
Hoping to get the first vaccine approved this January, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was important for Australians to have full faith in the vaccine.
So far, about 12.3 million vaccines have been given in 30 countries around the world, most of them in the United States and China.
However, Australia experts say it could be as early as March when Covid-19 vaccinations may be started. As the infection rate in Australia is low, the government is moving forward. The side effects of various vaccines around the world are being closely monitored.