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Australia has approved the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, with the first jabs to be rolled out within weeks, starting with frontline hotel quarantine workers.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the Pfizer vaccine, with the jab to be made available to Australians over the age of 16.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said Australia is on track to have the majority of the population vaccinated against COVID-19 by October.

“The commencement remains on track for February, as the Prime Minister has said. The completion remains on track for October,” he said.

Front-line workers and those working in the health sector will be the first to be vaccinated before it moves on to aged care staff, senior and other vulnerable communities.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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