/ 12 March 2021

COVID vaccine rollout rumblings

Some Aussies will need to wait until early next year for their second COVID-19 shots, but the government is hopeful that all first doses will be delivered by October. That’s the update from Federal Health Department boss Professor Brendan Murphy yesterday who said the goal of having everything done and dusted by October looks unlikely. Supply issues in Europe and sorting arrangements out for those administering the shots have delayed things, he says. Labor’s Anthony Albanese said he’ll raise it when Parliament resumes next week. Meanwhile, fault was found with yesterday’s announcement by PM Scott Morrison of half-priced plane tickets for select destinations by tourism operators and destinations not on the list. And it opened up a new front in the state-against-state fight as, for example, NSW argued Queensland should get less support given their ‘tude to border closures.

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