Vaccine swap: UK to send four million Pfizer doses to Australia
Four million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Australia in a vaccine swap deal with the United Kingdom.
The doses are expected to arrive over the next few weeks and will be distributed across the states on a per capita basis.
The Prime Minister has labelled them “four million doses of hope”.
This is in addition to the million Pfizer doses brought in from Poland, and 500,000 secured from Singapore under a vaccine swap.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told Jim Wilson the additional doses will be up for grabs for anyone between 12 and 60 years old.
“We’ve passed 80 per cent of the over 50s that have been vaccinated, so we’re … on the way there.”
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