Scott Morrison blames international supply issues for slow Covid vaccine rollout

Scott Morrison blames international supply issues for slow Covid vaccine rollout

The Guardian

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Prime minister refuses to say how many doses of AstraZeneca vaccine CSL is producing in Melbourne each week

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has rejected claims Australia’s vaccine rollout has been held up by the batch testing of 2.5m domestically made doses and instead blamed international supply issues.

At a press conference on Tuesday after New Zealand announced a trans-Tasman travel bubble, Morrison said Australia had not received 3.1m AstraZeneca doses from overseas. He said that was to blame for the massive discrepancy between the 855,000 vaccinations administered so far and the missed target of 4m doses by the end of March.

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