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Why a Labor backbencher with breast cancer volunteered to get a COVID-19 vaccine – Sydney Morning Herald

From phase 1b of the vaccine rollout, set to begin in late March, people with health conditions like Peta Murphy will be able to start receiving immunisations.



It was really to show people that have an underlying health condition that puts them into the phase 1b category, that Ive got confidence in the vaccine, to be able to take it.
Ms Murphy, who represents the south-east suburban Melbourne seat of Dunkley, found out she had metastatic breast cancer just days after entering parliament for the first time in 2019. She had been in remission, after first being diagnosed with the disease in 2011.
I had excellent treatment and, having passed the five-year…

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