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Doctor Laure-Anne Bertholon-Marques prepares a syringe of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a retirement home in Villeneuve-Loubet, France. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Doctor Laure-Anne Bertholon-Marques prepares a syringe of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a retirement home in Villeneuve-Loubet, France. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

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Doctor Laure-Anne Bertholon-Marques prepares a syringe of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a retirement home in Villeneuve-Loubet, France. Photo: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Vaccine envy seems to have quickly taken over from vaccine hesitancy as social media is full of selfies of ecstatic people getting their first shot of the Covid-19 jab.

The relief is palpable on the faces of frontline health staff and long-term care residents, who deservedly are first in the queue.

Patience will be needed by groups down the priority ladder – but there are now hopeful signs that more people may be vaccinated earlier than expected.


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