South Africa is delaying its coronavirus vaccination program over concerns about the AstraZeneca jab, as Australia played down the move.
Once regarded as a respiratory illness, COVID has emerged as a virus that can affect the heart, brain, gut, kidneys, liver, nervous system, eyes and skin.
A nurse has become one of the first Australians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are growing calls for Australia’s roll-out of the coronavirus vaccination to be fast-tracked, as it has been in the US, UK and Europe.
A US hospital temporarily halted the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine after four staff members experienced unexpected side-effects.