Deployment of COVID-19 vaccination across Australia’s most populous states will be delayed by heavy rains and floods cutting roads.
“Vaccine delivery is affected in multiple regions of Sydney and New South Wales,” the Federal Department of Health said on Saturday.
“We seek the patience and understanding of these unexpected supply delays.”
Vaccines ready for Phase 1b deployment (people over 70, Aboriginal people over 55, people with medical conditions or disabilities, and workers considered high-risk) will be available nationwide by the end of the weekend. It is supposed to be delivered.
Regardless of bad weather, the federal government had to defend the “hiccups” in the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday in turmoil and delay complaints.
Commonwealth Liberal Party member Jason Falinski supported the government on Saturday when Labor member Josh Wilson claimed the failure of “basic executive branch”.
Wilson argued that there was enough time to confirm that the vaccine reservation system worked, sufficient vaccine doses were distributed, and people were encouraged to take jabs.
“There will be problems in the process of deploying this vaccine,” Farinsky said in ABC News on Saturday.
“There is no community infection, so you can take the time to do this right.”
He sang government praise to ensure that the vaccine was produced domestically, unlike Canada, which remains capricious in foreign facilities.
Trade Minister Dan Tae-han also praised the decision as the European Union threatened to block exports of AstraZeneca vaccine.
“It won’t be long before we produce nearly a million doses a week,” he told reporters.
Over 250,000 virus jabs have been administered in Australia, and 4 million Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it would be completed by the end of March.
Doctors say the federal government should have eased expectations for the rapid deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine, as it reassures patients to give jabs.
Omar Holsid, chairman of the Australian Medical Association, should make it clearer to the public that 6.5 million people will not be able to get jabs in the first week when the country takes only 200,000 times. Said it was.
There were nine overseas acquisitions recorded in Australia on Saturday. One is Western Australia, three are New South Wales, four are Queensland, and one is South Australia.
Flood emergencies are causing significant delays in the delivery of NSW’s COVID-19 vaccine
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