The first lot of COVID-19 vaccine injections that started today, have been given to frontline health care workers who are at greatest risk of potential exposure to the virus.
The Pfizer vaccine is being distributed at the Liverpool Vaccination Hub – its first recipient was South Western Sydney Local Health District Director of Critical Care, Associate Professor Deepak Bhonagiri.
Throughout the pandemic, Prof Bhonagiri and his team have cared for critically ill COVID-19 patients in Liverpool Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
“We looked after very sick patients in the ICU. Naturally, despite using personal protective equipment, we worried about our staff catching the virus,” he said.
“Protecting our frontline workers so they can continue to safely care for the community is our first priority, but I also very much look forward to seeing vaccines rolled out across the country.”
To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccination in NSW, visit the NSW Health