First 1B doses have been administered locally
Swan Hill District Health have administered the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, as part of the 1B rollout today.
960 doses of the vaccine were delivered last week, with staff working around the clock to make sure they were ready by this morning.
SHDH Chief Executive Officer, Peter Abraham said that much preparation has gone into ensuring that this program can be delivered as efficiently and as effectively as possible locally.
"It's been a big program to set up and establish," he explained.
"We had to do all of the planning late because we wanted to make sure we had the vaccine in our hands."
Swan Hill Police Inspector Haydn Downes was the first to receive the jab, followed by Senior Sergeant Brad Bennett, Ambulance Victoria's Joseph Colombo and local Acting Senior Team Manager John Gillingham.
[PICTURED - Ambulance Victoria's Joseph Colombo (left) and John Gillingham following their vaccinations.]