Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Risks and rewards

The Australian government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is scheduled to begin in late February 2021. The vaccine will be rolled out in stages, prioritising at-risk segments of the population including frontline workers and the elderly,
inoculating the rest of the adult population by the end of October 2021.

What you will learn from this report:

  • We expect successful vaccine delivery to allow for further removal of trading and travel restrictions, which will boost economic activity.
  • The vaccine rollout timeline is not overly ambitious by international comparison - indeed it may proceed faster than planned.
  • Concerns over the efficacy of available vaccines should not have a strong bearing on the timing of the rollout. 

Topics: Australia, Coronavirus

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