National Cabinet meetings ramp up over vaccine bungles

National Cabinet will soon go back to meeting more regularly, as the nation tries to get the Covid-19 vaccination rollout back on track.

The program has fallen short of initial expectations due to supply issues and the concerns over risks of blood clots.

The federal government had initially planned for all Australians to have at least had their first dose of the jab by October this year.


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However, the recent advice for those under 50 to not receive the AstraZeneca threw a major spanner in the works, worsened by the fact that more Pfizer doses won’t arrive until the end of the year.

The government’s original timeline had provided a degree of certainty for industries such as Tourism, which could then plan for the possible return of international travel and work towards increased traveller confidence.

The sector has been thrown back into chaos with the future of our international borders now also uncertain.

National Cabinet is currently meeting once a month, but will now go back to meeting biweekly to try and work through various issues with the vaccine rollout.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will next sit down with state and territory leaders on Monday.

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