Media Release: 21 June 2021
On Friday Mr Alexander demonstrated his confidence in the vaccination program by receiving his first AstraZeneca shot at Macquarie Park’s Ryde Respiratory Clinic.
Mr Alexander, a former professional tennis champion, said: “When you’re playing for big money in professional tennis you play the percentages, so too the ‘Game of Life’. Play smart, play the percentages, look after your health and the health of others: get vaccinated.”
“I have full confidence in our vaccination program and in the AstraZeneca vaccine, the rewards outweigh the tiny risks.”
“As such, last Friday I received my first AstraZeneca jab, as an over 60 – yes believe it or not I am over 60!”
“This pandemic is not over, the sooner we are vaccinated against COVID-19 the better, especially for senior Australians, who suffer disproportionally at the hands of this terrible virus.”
Vaccination eligibility and how to reserve an appointment are available via the eligibility checker online: www.health.gov.au.