Russell Crowe queues for his COVID-19 vaccination amid Sydney lockdown

One of our biggest Hollywood stars has been spotted among a crowd of thousands of Sydneysiders getting vaccinated.

Russell Crowe, 57, who has spent much of the COVID-19 pandemic in New South Wales, has confirmed he was among the tens of thousands of people lining up for their jabs throughout the weekend.

“How I spent my Sunday. Line up with 7000 good citizens to get vaccinated 1 vaccine ”, he said. tweeted Tuesday.

“Reserve yours through NSW Health,” he added, along with a link to the Service NSW website.

As millions of people in the Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour areas remain stranded, one of the reasons they may leave their homes is to receive the jab.

Actor Russell Crowe was among thousands of Sydneysiders lining up for their COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. Credit: @Russel Crowe/Twitter

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) President Dr Karen Price applauded Crowe for his public support for the vaccine rollout, responding: “Follow Russell’s lead and roll up your sleeves to get your COVID vaccine- 19 as soon as you can. “.

“It doesn’t matter whether you are an accountant, a construction worker, a small business owner or a Hollywood movie star, we all have a role to play in the fight against this pandemic. “

About 2,728,897 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the state since the end of February – including 20,749 in the past 24 hours and 11,467 in the previous 24 hours.

Over a million doses were administered by NSW Health, while the remainder was dispensed by the GP Network or other federally managed providers.

Extensive vaccination

Earlier this week, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian pledged the government would step up its vaccination campaign even further, with the AstraZeneca vaccine to be made available to all people over the age of 40 at vaccination clinics mass of NSW.

All pharmacies in NSW will also be able to distribute the AstraZeneca jab to over 40s.

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Credit: PAA

A new mass vaccination center will be established in Fairfield in southwest Sydney, where local transmission of COVID-19 is a major concern.

Elderly social workers and more than 10,000 teachers in the local government areas of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool will be prioritized for vaccinations.

– with AAP

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