EU grants approval for vaccine doses to be shipped to Australia

Australia’s vaccine rollout remains on track, with the European Union granting approval for vaccine doses to be shipped.

We’re set to receive around 80,000 of the Pfizer doses a week from Belgium, with a total of 10 million doses on their way.

We’re also expected to receive 1.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine while we work on being able to manufacture that here.


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There were concerns that the shipments may have been delayed due to the EU’s power to block vaccine shipments from both Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

It’s understood that the governing body gave itself that power recently to be able to shore up its own supplies if need be.

It comes as The World Health Organisation ticked off the AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults.

Some countries have decided not to administer that jab to people aged over 65-years-old, over doubts about its level of protection.

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