It took an outbreak in Victoria and some interstate travel by people later diagnosed with COVID-19 to get those eligible in the Riverina to kick into gear and get the sleeve rolled up.
From 20 vaccinations a day to 150 is a great jump, but should that bigger number not have been the aim to start with?
The Riverina's own MP, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, dressed for the occasion and was prepared with a short sleeve for his first AstraZeneca dose yesterday.
He told The Daily Advertiser that while people should be "concerned enough to go and get the jab when they're eligible to do so", "there's no need to panic".
So get vaccinated as soon as possible, but it's still not a race, he maintains. Australia's rollout is "going very, very well", he says.
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"I wouldn't want to be in any other particular place in the world than regional Australia because it's the safest on the planet in which to live at the moment," he opined.
There might not be a lot of COVID around the region right now but there's also next to no chance of being under 40 and being able to get a vaccine.
By the very nature of the process, any delay in getting the first jab automatically pushes out the timeline of the journey to the second injection and full vaccination.
So at what point does the government open the vaccination rollout right up?
What if you just want to get the show on the road?
Forget the "when you're eligible". Let's get more people vaccinated.
There's a good portion of the population that is willing to get the vaccine but can't because they aren't a priority group or are further down the age order.
Why are they waiting while others hesitate?
It sure beats running the gauntlet of letting life-saving preventatives sit on the shelf dangerously close to their expiration date.
Or worse, having to throw them out because they couldn't be administered in time.
What a first world problem. And yet, only a month ago, that's exactly what Wagga's mass vaccination hub was facing.