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Australia Military to oversee Australia's COVID vaccine rollout

04:25  17 april  2021
04:25  17 april  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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The military will be brought in to oversee Australia ' s rollout of the coronavirus vaccine . Navy Commodore Eric Young will be appointed to manage the logistics of the program coordinating the supply and distribution of the jabs. This comes as National Cabinet is set to hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the government tries to get the There has been some public hesitance in getting the COVID vaccine with fears it could cause blood clots after the Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed the death of a NSW woman was likely linked to her receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine .

COVID -19 vaccination in Australia began on Sunday 21 February 2021, and will continue throughout the year with the goal of vaccinating all willing Australians before 2022.

The military will be brought in to oversee Australia's rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination signage is seen at the Gold Coast University Hospital on the Gold Coast © (AAP Image/Albert Perez) COVID-19 vaccination signage is seen at the Gold Coast University Hospital on the Gold Coast

Navy Commodore Eric Young will be appointed to manage the logistics of the program coordinating the supply and distribution of the jabs.

This comes as National Cabinet is set to hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the government tries to get the vaccine rollout back on track.

READ MORE: Australia's vaccine rollout: Why has it been delayed?

The Morrison Government's goal had been to get four million Australians vaccinated by the start of April, but so far that number is only sitting at around 1.4 million.

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National Cabinet will discuss this at the first of two weekly meetings on Monday.


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There has been some public hesitance in getting the COVID vaccine with fears it could cause blood clots after the Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed the death of a NSW woman was likely linked to her receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Also on cabinet's agenda will be a potential new plan for home quarantine in returned travellers.

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a person in a blue shirt: National Cabinet is set to hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the government tries to get the vaccine rollout back on track. © Getty National Cabinet is set to hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the government tries to get the vaccine rollout back on track.

Scott Morrison has flagged the idea of vaccinated Australians being allowed to travel overseas for family or business reasons and then being permitted to quarantine at home when they return, instead of in a hotel.

While medical experts are looking into the proposed idea, it would need backing from state and territory leaders.

Got a COVID vaccine question? Ask our medical experts in the ABC coronavirus blog .
To bring you up to speed, here's a rundown of common COVID vaccines and where they fit into Australia's vaccination rollout.Associate professor Hassan Vally from La Trobe University and the ABC's national medical reporter Sophie Scott will be answering questions in the COVID blog from 11:00am AEST.

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