EXTRA Pfizer doses to arrive in Australia from tonight

One million additional doses of Pfizer are on their way to Australia, thanks to a new deal struck with Poland.

The federal government has announced that the doses will begin arriving from tonight, and will be rolled out as soon as possible.

It’s understood New South Wales will likely receive a bigger portion of the doses, as the state continues to struggle through a worsening outbreak of the Delta variant.


Prime Minister Scott Morrison says these doses are extra supplies, and ‘doses of hope’ for Australia.

These doses are on top of the 40 million doses of Pfizer that Australia has already contracted to be delivered, and of course will be ramping up again significantly in the fourth quarter of this year.

“These 1 million doses of hope, which will give people right across the country, particularly in New South Wales, where they are fighting this Delta strain in the most significant battle we have had in this country during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic up until now,” Scott Morrison said in Sunday morning’s press conference.

The Prime Minister also issued a plea to Sydney-siders to stay at home and get vaccinated when they can.

He insists that ‘suppression and vaccination’ are the only strategies to get us out of the pandemic.

Stay at home. Only leave when you absolutely have to.

“There is no need to be out for hours and hours and hours a day. 

“I know the rules provide for it, but please, don’t do it. Stay home.

“The more we do that, the more likely we are going to get through this. We have been seeing those case numbers rise in Sydney, New South Wales, each day. And that is terribly concerning.

“So together, we’ve got to get those numbers coming down. And there are two things we can do. I need you to stay at home, and you needed more vaccines from us.

“More vaccines are on their way. They will be there this week. And so I need Sydneysiders to stay home, so we can beat this thing. That is the only way going to get on top of it,” Mr Morrison said.