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Josh Frydenberg says people could get vaccinated ‘at the local Bunnings’ as the private sector pledges support for the sluggish rollout

Private enterprise could be integrated into Australia’s vaccine rollout later this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced. Frydenberg said a “productive” meeting of business leaders and government officials heard vaccines “could be provided at the local Bunnings or Officeworks”. But both Frydenberg and rollout chief Lieutenant-General John Frewen said that […]
Josh Frydenberg says people could get vaccinated ‘at the local Bunnings’ as the private sector pledges support for the sluggish rollout
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Australia won’t buy the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports, but Moderna discussions ‘remain on the table’

Australia is not pursuing a deal for COVID-19 vaccines from supplier Johnson & Johnson, despite changes to the nation’s AstraZeneca rollout. A spokesperson for Health Minister Greg Hunt said Australia’s requirements for an adenovirus vaccine were already met by AstraZeneca, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The news comes amid heightened […]
Australia won’t buy the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, according to reports, but Moderna discussions ‘remain on the table’
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Australia has ditched its COVID-19 vaccine targets, with Scott Morrison conceding not everyone will have their first jab by the end of the year

The Federal Government has abandoned its target of offering every eligible Australian their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by October 31. In a Sunday night statement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “it is not possible” to provide new timelines given “uncertainties” in the rollout. The confirmation comes days after Australian health […]
Australia has ditched its COVID-19 vaccine targets, with Scott Morrison conceding not everyone will have their first jab by the end of the year
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Morrison calls for ‘perspective’ on the AstraZeneca vaccine’s potential link to rare blood clots, comparing the risk of the jab to oral contraceptives

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for “perspective” on the potential links between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting behaviours. Australian health authorities are rushing to assess reports from their European counterparts, which suggest a link between the jab and blood clots. Morrison did not announce an immediate […]
Morrison calls for ‘perspective’ on the AstraZeneca vaccine’s potential link to rare blood clots, comparing the risk of the jab to oral contraceptives
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More than half a million Australians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – but the rollout is still 3.5 million doses behind the original March target

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program has administered 541,761 doses as of Sunday, the Department of Health states. That’s well short of Australia’s initial goal of 4 million vaccinations by the end of the month. Australia’s vaccine rollout lags behind other comparable nations, and will require a rapid acceleration to meet October […]
More than half a million Australians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – but the rollout is still 3.5 million doses behind the original March target
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The next phase of Australia’s vaccine rollout is underway, with 6 million more Australians cleared to receive the jab from today

Phase 1B of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout began on Monday, offering some six million people access to the jab. The next step in Australia’s vaccination program comes a day after the locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval. The troubled launch of the national vaccine booking system and flooding […]
The next phase of Australia’s vaccine rollout is underway, with 6 million more Australians cleared to receive the jab from today
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‘I respectfully disagree’: Health Minister Greg Hunt defends Australia’s troubled vaccine booking site after GP clinics were inundated

Leading healthcare representatives have called for patience and calm, after yesterday’s Federal Government vaccine booking website launch saw clinics inundated with booking requests they could not accept. Health Minister Greg Hunt today disputed claims the launch was troubled, saying every clinic listed on the site has placed vaccine orders. But […]
‘I respectfully disagree’: Health Minister Greg Hunt defends Australia’s troubled vaccine booking site after GP clinics were inundated
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The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Australia, clearing the way for nearly 54 million doses in the national rollout plan

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has secured provisional approval for use in Australia, making it the second vaccine candidate shown the green light by local authorities. The vaccine passed assessment by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, which cleared it for use in people aged 18 and over. Australia has already secured access […]
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Australia, clearing the way for nearly 54 million doses in the national rollout plan