Tasmania’s first vaccine recipient
22 February 21
We are proud to advise that Ulverstone’s Eliza Purton home was selected as one of the first homes in Tasmania to offer residents the COVID-19 vaccine. Eliza Purton resident Shirley Corbett (pictured) was the first Tasmanian to receive the vaccine on Monday morning. Respect Chief Operating Officer Brett Menzies was excited about the opportunity for Eliza Purton residents, and said the Therapeutic Goods Administration approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in Australia as a safe and effective vaccine.
“We know from experience how deadly the virus can be in the aged care context, and to have the opportunity for the most vulnerable in our community to be protected cannot be underestimated. The vaccine more broadly means that residents and their families and friends in the longer term can go back to interacting and visiting each other without the level of restriction that was required in order to protect the frail aged.” Mr Menzies said.