NSW government has only used 15% of its allocation of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Posted by on July 22, 2021 1:48 pm
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Exclusive: Just 145,000 of the almost 1m doses allocated by federal government have been taken up, leaving jabs to stockpile or be donated overseas

The New South Wales government has taken up just 145,000 of the almost 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine allocated to it by the commonwealth, leaving vaccinations to either stockpile or be directed overseas.

As greater Sydney grapples with its spiralling Covid-19 outbreak, the NSW government has become increasingly critical of the commonwealth’s supply of vaccinations, with the premier Gladys Berejiklian last week lamenting the lack of pandemic planning “at other levels”.

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