Dozen doughnuts: Victoria records no new local coronavirus cases

Victoria has recorded no new local coronavirus cases for the 12th day in a row and none in hotel quarantine.

There are now six active cases remaining across the state. More than 16,000 tests were completed in the past 24 hours.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is visiting the Therapeutic Goods Administration on Wednesday morning. He is due to speak at 8.30am, you can watch his press conference live below.



The state also recorded no new internationally-acquired cases on Wednesday after recording one case a day on Monday and Tuesday, both of which remain in hotel quarantine.

Australians aged under 70 are being urged to get their flu shot as soon as it is available but older people should wait until after they receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, amid warnings influenza could make a comeback this year.

Doctors broke with convention last year when they told Australians to get the flu vaccine a month early, due to fears of a twin peak of coronavirus and flu cases.

Coronavirus will upend the usual vaccine schedule this year, following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation that the flu shot should not be given within two weeks of the COVID-19 vaccine, to allow time to ensure those immunised against COVID-19 do not suffer adverse effects.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration estimates more than 60 per cent of those who receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine will experience fatigue, more than half will get a headache, about one-third will suffer muscle pain or chills, and one in five will suffer joint pain.

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