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First get vaccinated


URGING others to join the vaccination queue, a nurse and doctor from Bankstown Hospital were happy to be among the first in the State to receive Pfizer Covid-19 shots.

Intensive care unit nurse practitioner Kathleen Brennan and Emergency Department deputy director Dr Rebecca Davis received their initial vaccine jabs at Liverpool Hospital’s vaccination hub on Monday as part of a three-week rollout to high priority groups.
Pleased to get in early to protect her patients and be part of a return to “some sort of normality”, Ms Brennan said the vaccination was “definitely worthwhile”.
“It doesn’t hurt at all, and it’s definitely got benefits to all of the community, not just yourself,” she said.
Also feeling “enormously privileged” to get in first, Dr Davis said vaccination was the next step in the broader pandemic response.
“This is what gets our community integrated into the international community again,” she said.
“This is what protects us as healthcare workers and protects the broader community, and those that we care for who are particularly vulnerable to Covid.”
As the vaccine rollout began, virus fragments – which can be from active infections, as well from someone who has recovered and is no longer infectious – were detected in sewage last week, sparking alerts for Condell Park, Bankstown, Potts Hill, Birrong, Sefton, Bass Hill, Chester Hill, Chullora and Yagoona.