The Prime Minister has declared Australia has “4 million reasons to be hopeful today” after the Federal Government managed to secure an additional four million COVID-19 jabs in a significant Pfizer swap deal with the United Kingdom.
The vaccines are due to arrive down under this month, with the plane on the tarmac right now ready to take off with the first batch tomorrow.
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The Prime Minister said the deal will enable the country to
Mr Morrison thanked UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for agreeing to send the extra doses down under.
“I want to thank Mr Johnson for his personal commitment to this and his great friendship with Australia,” he said.
“There’s been some very late-night discussions and negotiations and legal work taking place, especially over the course of the past week, to bring this to conclusion, but it has been a real commitment to Australia from Prime Minister Johnson.
The securement comes after Australia struck a deal with Singapore earlier this week, which will see an additional 500,000 Pfizer doses arrive here next month.
In return, Australia will send 500,000 doses to Singapore in December.