NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she feels “vindicated” to push the federal government in allowing the state to vaccinate its quarantine workers ahead of other population groups.
“If we just relied on vaccinating the aged care workers we may have seen more breakouts in NSW,” she warned this morning.
The premier also labelled the vaccine rollout as “lumpy”, flagging it is a huge risk and she didn’t want to see Australia left behind in the global scheme as a result.
“I don’t want to see our citizens left behind because the rest of the world starts trading with each other, starts travelling,” she said.
“We don’t want us to be left behind unnecessarily so I’m really keen to get the rollout happening as fast as we can.”