About 4000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Western Australia with officers hailing the primary week of this system a “nice consequence”.
Well being Minister Roger Prepare dinner stated greater than 2800 frontline staff had thus far obtained the Pfizer jab with the federal authorities additionally vaccinating greater than 1000 folks throughout the aged care community.
Mr Prepare dinner stated there had been no stories of any vaccine doses being wasted.
“It is gone extraordinarily properly. We have not had any hitches,” he informed reporters on Sunday.
The minister stated one other 5000 doses have been anticipated to reach in WA within the coming days with the federal government planning to increase this system to Bunbury, south of Perth, on Tuesday.
With the arrival of the primary 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia, Mr Prepare dinner stated the state authorities was nonetheless ready to listen to from the commonwealth on the distribution course of in March.
He stated that was anticipated to incorporate a big cargo to bolster the federal government’s program, but in addition the availability of the vaccine on to the GP community.
His feedback got here after a survey of Australian Medical Affiliation members in WA expressed concern over the state’s skill to deal with a significant outbreak of COVID-19.
AMA president Andrew Miller stated, the virus apart, the federal government wanted to open extra hospital beds, together with an additional 100 in emergency wards.
However Mr Prepare dinner stated the AMA survey got here earlier than the state’s current COVID-19 lockdown, which confirmed how properly its testing and make contact with tracing methods might function and the way hospitals have been able to act.
“Our system has demonstrated that it’s battled-hardened and it’s match match and it could cope with any disaster that befell our group,” the minister stated.
WA reported no new coronavirus infections on Sunday.
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