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1 year on from Tassie's first COVID case

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Tuesday marks a year since Tasmania's first coronavirus case was identified, and we're being assured the vaccine rollout is proceeding as planned.

1159 Tasmanian front line workers have received their first dose of the Pfizer jab.

Health Minister Sarah Courtney told Parliament on Tuesday the state's entire initial allocation was almost exhausted before another tray arrived at the Royal on Sunday.

The next closest jursidictions for getting through their first allocations were the ACT at 84 percent and NSW at 74 percent.

"Our Phase 1A clinic at the Royal Hobart Hospital is again ready to vaccinate another cohort of Tasmanians. Another tray of 195 vials has arrived and the vaccination program continues from today until the end of the week, with almost every last appointment already filled," Minister Courtney said.

"I can confirm our vaccination program remains on track to commence at the Launceston General Hospital and North West Regional Hospital in mid-March, with the clinics at both hubs in the process of finalising set up, training and testing."

It was 12 months ago to the day that Tasmania's first COVID-19 patient was detected in the state's north, and an interm respiratory clinic was estabalished next to the LGH.

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