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Malaysia has officially received its first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine today after months of anticipation, with the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme set to begin in phases from February 26 onwards.

The state of Florida is "prioritizing persons 65 years of age and older and health care personnel with direct patient contact and residents and staff of long-term care facilities".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who also received his first dose on Sunday, was by her side as she received her jab to applause from the crowd.

"She's taking part in what is a very historic day for our country", Morrison said.

"She came here from Europe when she was 13 and she's built an awesome life in this country. We would like to have a partnership with Austria for the production and, among other things, for the export of this vaccine from Austria to other countries", he said on the air of Austrian broadcaster Ö1.

His jab was televised on Sunday in order to help boost confidence in the vaccine rollout across Australia.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that public health measures, including restrictions on indoor social gatherings, would have to continue for weeks to comes as new Covid-19 variants, and a slow vaccine rollout, risk causing a risky third wave of the virus.

The first vaccinations in Australia will be the Pfizer vaccine which has been granted approval for use.

"Today Russia is the only country in which there are already three vaccines for the prevention of Covid infection", Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

Mr Hunt said Australia is "about to embark on one of the most important public health initiatives" in the nation's history. "I don't know how they escaped for the first time, but they came vaccinated".

"We took a chance like I said, and anyone can try - and the fact that there was some backlash, took away this attractive and emotional moment for me".

Mr Hunt said it was "critical" that the community had confidence in the vaccine program. The more arms that we get this vaccine in, the better.

Approximately 1.7 million people in the country of about nine million had received a second jab by January 30, making them eligible to be included, the ministry said on its website.

It also follows weeks of concern about the vaccine supply chain.

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