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Supply delays could threaten start of Australia’s Covid vaccine rollout

The Australian government has left states and territories in the dark about how many Pfizer vaccines Australia will receive by mid-February, as other countries face supply issues.

After national cabinet on Friday, the prime minister, Scott Morrison ,conceded Australia’s order could be affected by supply delays, and sought to manage expectations by noting the rollout would start at a “small scale”.

The national cabinet meeting was not able to agree on an increase to international arrival caps, but after the meeting the Victorian and Tasmanian governments announced a deal to allow 1,500 seasonal workers to quarantine in Tasmania before coming to work in Victoria:

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