Vaccine rollout ‘on track’: Health Minister Greg Hunt
Australia’s vaccine rollout is “on track” after a second delivery of Pfizer vaccines arrived in Australia on Tuesday.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the development gave him confidence in the reliability of supply from Europe.
Mr Hunt said residents across 240 aged care homes were expected to be vaccinated by the end of this week after the vaccine rollout began on Sunday.
“My advice is that we are on track and on schedule and in fact we may be able to beat that,” he said.
“The consistency of supply has been strong and heartening.”
More than 120,000 doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine was in the second shipment.
Of those, 50,000 doses will be made available to the states to vaccinate hotel quarantine workers and frontline healthcare workers.
A further 30,000 will be given to…