Scott Morrison seemed even more relieved than 84-year-old Jane Malysiak when she became the first person in Australia to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this morning.
As far as political inoculations go, that single shot - livestreamed from Castle Hill Medical Centre in Sydney - could prove a real booster for the government.
It came a day earlier than many of us expected, but it couldn't have come soon enough for a Prime Minister who will have been looking for some positive headlines after a horror week.
Australia is one of the last Western countries in the world to begin its vaccine rollout, despite initial hopes following the signing of a letter of intent with AstraZeneca in August last year that it would make Australians among the first to get the jab.
But it speaks to the relative success of efforts to control the pandemic here that the government was able to get away with dragging its feet on the date a little.
It's gotten to the point where anti-vaxxers, always a major cause of concern for health authorities, are now imperilling the long-term push to return to normal predominantly through spreading disinformation, rather than spreading the virus itself at the occasional maskless rally.
As with any movement based on rejecting conventional authority, anti-vaxxers love to tell us to do our own research.
Presumably this means watching a lot of YouTube, because strangely enough few of these people seem to have medical degrees themselves.
I don't know much about vaccines. But having followed the progress of various attempts over the past year - including the axing of promising candidates purely to avoid undermining public confidence - I can at least appreciate the scale and co-ordination of the vast, pan-ideological global conspiracy it would take to orchestrate the delivery of even a dodgy vaccine, let alone one filled with Bill Gates' microchips.
So when it's time for relatively healthy, non-essential, deskbound, 30-something men to be vaccinated (I think we come in at about phase 95x) I'll be first in line.
Let's make sure today's victory isn't all for nought.
I did my own research.
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