Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- Anti-vaccination protesters have rallied in Australia before the start of the country's coronavirus vaccination programme.
Protests were held in main cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with participants chanting slogans like: "My body, my choice."
The protests were mostly peaceful, but police arrested several people in Melbourne, local media reported.
The national rollout of the Pfizer vaccine is set to begin on Monday (22 February).
Australian authorities earlier this week also granted provisional approval for the vaccine which was developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which is expected to be rolled out next month.
The vaccinations in Australia are free of charge and it is not compulsory.
Australia aims to inoculate four million people by early March.