A BENDIGO aged care advocate has welcomed the priority placed on people living in residential care in the federal government's plan for rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine.
The plan details the delivery of immunisation against the virus, beginning with aged and disability care residents, staff in these facilities, frontline health care workers and quarantine and border workers.
Aged care advocate Ruth Hosking said a vaccine would hopefully mean more people could visit residents who were friends rather than family.
Ms Hosking said the pandemic meant she was unable to visit friends in aged care, which previously she would have done twice a week.
She said visits for these people meant more of the outside world coming in, so they didn't feel so locked away.
A total 30-50 hubs in rural and urban Australia are expected to deliver the Pfizer vaccine to first-priority populations, as part of the national rollout.
The location of these hubs is being finalised in conjunction with the states and territories.
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