Why this GP is giving the AstraZeneca vax to younger patients

Young Australians want to 'get on with their lives', says Dr Shea Wilcox

Dr Shea Wilcox estimates his practice has administered AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to 200 patients under 40 since Tuesday morning and he expects similar numbers next week. 

Dr Shea Wilcox
Dr Shea Wilcox.

Based in Melbourne’s trendy inner north, the practice attracts a younger cohort of patients than many.

There is a waiting-room DJ, while patients who call for an appointment are greeted