Australia starts vaccine rollout amid controversy

MELBOURNE: Australia launched its public rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine Monday amid protests over the campaign, including a vocal show of opposition by crowds at the final of the Australian Open. Some 60,000 doses are set to be given this week, starting with frontline workers — from healthcare staff to hotel quarantine employees and police — and residents of aged care homes. Morning television news programmes showed the first shots being administered to medical and quarantine staff in Melbourne and Sydney, a day after Prime Minister Scott Morrison received his jab in a “curtain-raiser” event …

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