Bachelor star and federal agent Sam Royce is one of Australia’s first reality TV stars to get the COVID-19 vaccine
And now Bachelor star Sam Royce, 30, has seemingly become of the country’s first reality TV stars to receive her first dose of an available COVID-19 vaccine.
‘Feeling very privileged today,’ Sam captioned a photo getting the injection to Instagram on Wednesday.
‘Feeling very privileged today’: Bachelor star and federal agent Sam Royce (pictured) became one of Australia’s first reality TV stars to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday
Sam, who is based in Darwin, Northern Territory, rose to fame on Bachelor Matt Agnew’s season in 2019.
While she didn’t find love on the show, she has since found it with Bachelorette alumni Jarrod Woodgate, 35.
Raising her polkadot blouse up over her left bicep, a medical professional was seen injecting the needle into her skin.
Sam works as a public servant, more specifically as a federal agent with the Australian Federal Police.
On Tuesday, Scott Morrison called in the Australian Defence Force to help get the nation’s coronavirus vaccine rollout back on schedule.
Military personnel will be assigned to help vaccinate elderly Australians in aged care facilities in mainly regional and remote areas.
ADF doctors and nurses will undergo training this week.
Getting it done: Raising her polkadot blouse up over her left bicep, a medical professional was seen injecting the needle into Sam’s skin
Couple: While Sam didn’t find love on Matt Agnew’s season of The Bachelor in 2019, she has since found it with Bachelorette alumni Jarrod Woodgate, 35 (left)
It’s unclear if Sam is the first Bachelor franchise alumni to get the first COVID-19 vaccination injection.
It’s possible other stars, like those who work in the medical sector, could have also had the jab.
Brittany Hockley works in a Sydney hospital as a radiographer, while Elly Miles and Irena Srbinovska are both experienced nurses.
Have other reality TV stars had it? Bachelor star Brittany Hockley (pictured) works in a Sydney hospital as a radiographer
On track: Scott Morrison (pictured) announced a Covid-19 milestone on Sunday, February 28, when 30,000 doses of the AstraZenaca version land in Sydney for batch testing
The first 30,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine landed in Sydney on Sunday, February 28.
Australia’s medical regulator will be batch testing the first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week with the aim of rolling it out from March 8.
Bio-tech giant CSL will manufacture 50 million doses of this vaccine which most Australians will receive.
Australia started its vaccine program last month with the first injections of the Pfizer vaccine.
Almost 30,000 Australians had been vaccinated in its first week, including 8110 aged care and disability residents throughout 117 care facilities.
Everything Aussies need to know about the vaccine roll out
* What about Australians under the age of 16?
The Pfizer vaccination approval does not cover people under the age of 16, but it has no upper age limit. The medical regulator says the benefits of the vaccination for people over the age of 85, or those who are frail, should be weighed against potential risk of even a mild response.
Age limits for the AstraZeneca vaccination will be outlined in the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s approval.
* How many do we get?
Both vaccines are two doses – so Australians will get two at least 21 days apart. They will need to be from the same company.
* Where will they be administered?
General practitioners and pharmacies have put their hand up to be involved, and there’s expected to be pop-up clinics at current COVID-19 testing centres and hospitals.
* How can Australians prove they’ve been vaccinated?
Jabs will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. Certificates proving vaccinations will then be available either digitally or in hard copy. The government says this might be needed for interstate and overseas travel.
* How many vaccines has Australia ordered?
Australia has secured more than 150 million doses of various vaccines, including almost 54 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, with the vast majority to be manufactured in Melbourne. As well as more than 51 million from Novavax.
WHICH VACCINES AUSTRALIA HAS SECURED:
20 million doses – enough to vaccinate 10 million Australians
Australia has ordered 51 million doses but it is still in the trial phase
University of Oxford:
53.8 million doses
The Australian Government has joined the COVAX Facility as part of a global effort to support rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. This participation enables us to purchase vaccine doses for Australia as they become available
This includes the Moderna vaccine, CureVac, Inovio and others
University of Queensland:
Australia had ordered 51 million doses. However, the deal has been scrapped after trial participants returned false positive results for HIV