COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in central Victoria, as phase 1b of the rollout program gets under way.
A GP clinic in Kangaroo Flat is known to have started administering vaccines on Monday.
Many of the other Bendigo clinics involved in the first week of phase 1b vaccinations start administering the jabs on Tuesday.
Six million Australians are eligible for vaccinations under phase 1b of the rollout program.
Adults over the age of 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 55, and younger adults with certain disabilities and chronic diseases are among those eligible for vaccinations in phase 1b.
Critical and high-risk workers, such as police, fire, emergency services, meat processing and defence personnel, are also eligible.
At least 14 central Victorian clinics are among the 1000 involved in phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination program.
More than 4000 clinics are expected to be involved in the rollout by the end of April.
Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative had strong interest in bookings for Tuesday, its first day administering COVID-19 vaccines.
Deputy Chief Medical Office Michael Kidd urged people to be patient, "but when you get a chance, make your booking and roll up to get your shot."
The first doses of locally manufactured AstraZeneca vaccines are expected within days, following final approval from regulators.
- with AAP
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