Australians aged over 50 will today begin to get their coronavirus vaccines as the next stage of the country’s rollout begins.

People aged between 50 and 70 will be able to go for the jab as part of phase 2A.

It comes as new mass vaccination hubs are opening from today.

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People attend the mass vaccination hub at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty)

In Victoria there are 15 new state-run centres opening today in addition to six mass vaccination hubs already operating.

Another will open in Cranbourne in the city tomorrow, bringing the total to 22.

Sydney is also getting a mass vaccination centre at Olympic Park but it has not yet opened.

Some mass vaccination hubs in Victoria are open for walk-ins, while others need appointments.

Over 50s are being offered the AstraZeneca jab as the Federal Government desperately tries to speed up their vaccine rollout after a myriad of problems, including supply issues, logistical problems, and changing health advice including the very rare chance of blood clots.
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Mass-vaccination hubs have opened in Melbourne and Geelong, as over 50s were told to go for their coronavirus vaccine (Getty)

GPs will also be able to give jabs in the coming weeks.

Australia has given out two million vaccines and has missed all its planned targets, with the Prime Minister refusing to set any more.

The nation had planned to have four million vaccinated by the end of March, but only managed one million.

Over 50s can check online how to get their jab.



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