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Locally made AstraZeneca approved as government sticks to phase 1b vaccine rollout target – Sydney Morning Herald

The approval paves the way for phase 1b of the rollout to continue despite a slow start to phase 1a, a delayed overseas shipment and severe weather impacting some…

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This decision locks in Australias sovereign vaccine manufacturing security and provides security of vaccine supply and safety for Australians, he said.
Phase 1a, which the government has repeatedly said would be completed within six weeks, will continue for another six to eight weeks as all aged care residents and frontline health and border workers get their second doses, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said.
Despite delays in the initial phase of the rollout, he said the government…

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