Australia Kicks Off COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout With Frontline Workers

A New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance paramedic was one of the first Australians to receive a coronavirus vaccine as part of the nation’s rollout that began on February 22.

This video shows a man named Mitch being administered the vaccine. He was the first paramedic with the state’s ambulance service to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to NSW Ambulance.

Frontline healthcare workers were to be among the first to be vaccinated in Australia’s vaccine rollout, along with workers in aged cars, disability care and quarantine. Credit: NSW Ambulance via Storyful

Video Transcript

- Yep. And relax, relax, relax.

[MUFFLED CHATTER]

- You ready, guys, here?

- All ready.

- Yes, ready.

- Cool.

- Done.

[MUFFLED CHATTER]

- Perfect.

- Beautiful.

- That's all?

- Now you need to go and have a little rest.

- Yep.

- And take care of--

- And relax, relax, relax.

[MUFFLED CHATTER]

- You ready, guys, here?

- All ready.

- Yeah, ready.

- Cool.

- Done.

- Perfect.

- Beautiful.

- That's all?

- Now you need to go home and have a little rest.

- Yeah.