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First COVID-19 vaccines rolled out in Tasmania | The Examiner

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Jen Ives has become the first Tasmanian health worker to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Ms Ives works on the Royal Hobart Hospital’s respiratory and infectious disease ward and said she felt privileged to be the first healthcare worker to receive the vaccine. “It was a long 12 months coming so I’m really grateful,” she said. “It’s super important for me to get this vaccine to not only protect myself but to be able to continue delivery of care to Tasmanians.” IN OTHER NEWS: Ms Ives said she would encourage anyone to get the vaccine. “This is about keeping you and your family safe, including the wider community,” she said. READ MORE: COVID vaccine will not be mandatory, government Health Minister Sarah Courtney said…



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