Victorian Pfizer Supplies Set for a Huge Increase
Meeting the demands of Victorians
Canberra confirmed at Monday’s national cabinet meeting that Victoria’s allocation of the Pfizer vaccine will increase almost 40% next month to help meet the demand.
A spokesperson for Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed that the further allocation would increase Pfizer vaccinations from 407,000 doses in June to 560,000 in July.
It comes a week after advice changed on what shots should be given to Aussies aged 50-59 creating plenty of confusion.
Victoria's Pfizer allocation to increase by 40%
Epidemiologist Catherine Bennett has told the ABC how important it is that the State gets on top of the vaccine rollout.
“If we delay the number of people getting vaccinated well into next year, particularly for the portion of people who aren’t vaccinated at all, that does leave us vulnerable.”
The latest vaccination data shows a third of elderly Victorians and half of over-50s still haven't received a shot.
Overall 27% of Victoria’s population has now received at least one dose of the covid vaccine.
More than 12,577 people received shots yesterday, and we should reach two million vaccinations any day now, with a total of 1,955,144 doses administered so far.
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