The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital


19 Apr 2021

Setting it Straight: Going on trial, getting (the) shot and signing the forms

Our medical doctors and nurses who have direct patient contact at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) were, together with the laboratory scientists and technologists who work with fully infectious SARS-CoV-2, given the Pfizer BioNTech (PB) vaccine (#43) in the Phase 1A, front-line healthcare worker (HCW) ‘first wave’ of the national vaccine rollout. Being in the Phase 1B cohort as a consequence of age, I called up and got my wife Penny and I on the list as soon as I saw the e-mail announcing that the University Health Clinic was signing-up candidates for the AstraZeneca (AZ) shot.