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SA premier Steven Marshall defends his early COVID vaccine shot

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South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has defended his decision to be among the first in SA to get the COVID-19 vaccine, describing it as a show of confidence in its safety.

Mr Marshall was administered the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, along with Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, Health Minister Stephen Wade and Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier.

There has been some criticism of political leaders getting the jab early amid the initial limited supply.

But the premier said the advice he received was that it was important to show confidence in the safety of the vaccine.

SA Premier Steven Marshall being vaccinated
Premier Steven Marshall was among the first people in SA to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Credit: AAP

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