Vaccine roll-out begins for Adventist aged care

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Anne Costello was the first person at AdventCare Whitehorse to receive the jab.

Residents of an Adventist aged care facility in Victoria were among the first Australians to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

At AdventCare Whitehorse in Nunawading, 126 people received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in one day—”the logistics of that is quite incredible”, CEO David Reece told Nine News.

Anne Costello was the first at the facility to receive the jab, describing the experience as “very easy . . . only a little pin prick”.

AdventCare was the first aged care facility in the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network’s region to receive the vaccinations.

Meanwhile, Adventist pastors of Pacific Island congregations in Auckland, New Zealand, are encouraging their members to listen to the health experts and not social media.

Pastor Paora Teaukura from the Cook Islands Seventh-Day Adventist church told TVNZ that conspiracy theories are rife on social media.

“I beg my people: Don’t tune in, don’t listen. Listen to the doctors—they know better.”