Greg Hunt says Australia should have been supplied with 2 million doses of the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine every week since the beginning of October, and highlights the hope that job seekers can do so by Christmas.
Administered by May 23, with a 3.5 mm vaccine from both Pfizer and Oster Zenica, the government faced growing pressure on rollout speeds, amid concerns about vaccine shortages and some people hesitating to vaccinate. Has fallen
Interviewing nine newspapers The health minister, who appeared on Sunday, said the government expects to reach 4.5 million Pfizer foods by the end of June. It will increase to 700,000 in the third and fourth quarters of the year.
“The Pfizer vaccine will reach a permanent level, which means” an available pool of 2m doses, “Noun was quoted as saying by Hunt. [a week] 13 weeks in the last quarter of 2021. “
However, Nann said Hunt had warned that the timeline was subject to this permanent supply. Guardian Australia has contacted his office for comment.
The health minister was criticized this week when he suggested that increasing supply meant “every Australian would have enough mRNA vaccines”, signaling a withdrawal later and that people Urges them to catch up as soon as possible.
It followed the government’s decision to recommend a Pfizer job for people under the age of 25 in Australasia, because of the later rare blood clots.
In total, the government says it has received 40 million Pfizer doses, including the 20 million additional doses announced last month.
So far, the government is struggling to figure out how much Pfizer food will be in Australia each week, but Guardian Australia reported last month that Hunt had pegged the rate at around 2.15 million by the last quarter of 2021.
Asked by Pfizer’s timetable in April, Hunt said: “The company has told us not to predict an exact increase in numbers.” He apologized for “not providing details” and said “this is a global request from the company.”
Vaccines are currently dominated by AstraZeneca, with Guardian Australia reporting this week that there are more than 1.5 million Covid-19 doses in clinics across the country. A nurse at a Victoria clinic told the Guardian Australia that she had managed only one jaw in a full eight-hour shift.
At the same time, some millennials, who are not currently in the rollout, are going to vaccine centers to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is less than the expected 50s. These vaccines would have been spoiled otherwise.
On Sunday, public health and advertising experts told the Guardian Australia that the government should consider offering lottery tickets and cash as incentives.
The government needs to “get the vaccine program back on track,” Stephen Duct, director of the health program at the Gratton Institute, told ABC News Breakfast on Sunday.
“As you know, many people said they were not being vaccinated, partly because they said vaccines were not yet available,” he said.
“We have to identify it first and then say that there is a vaccine here, the vaccine is ready and now you will come and take it.”
The Coalition considers two quad tests for return passengers
during this, Hunt also told the News Corporation On Sunday, the government may consider introducing a second Covid-19 test for passengers returning from countries other than New Zealand.
People returning from India this month were required to take an antigen test before boarding, in addition to the first PCR test. Hunt said the number of people affected by the Howard Springs Quarantine facility fell from 13 percent to 1 percent.
“We can consider something to increase the number of people on international flights,” he told the News Corporation.
The use of the second test tested positive on 46 people who stopped taking the first return flights from India, although questions have been raised about the accuracy of the test.
The second return flight carrying 165 people reached Darwin from New Delhi.
They will be joined by about 80 people at the Howard Springs facility in the Northern Territory who boarded last week’s flight.
The State Department said those who could not board the first flight because they had a positive experience with the Cowade were given priority on the most recent flight.
It said that by June 4, about 1,000 more people considered vulnerable would be given priority for eight more flights as scheduled.
There are 11,000 Australians in India who have told the federal government they want to return home.
India’s second wave of corona virus has claimed the lives of three Australians trapped in the crisis.
Before the resumption of repatriation flights last week, the Australian government was criticized for briefly threatening people seeking to return from Germany or India from prison time.
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