How will supply delays affect Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination effort?

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has said the number of vaccines given to states and territories is being ramped up, following NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s warning that the state would not complete the rollout in time without more doses.

The country’s top health officials have urged those with a history of anaphylaxis to get vaccinated despite six severe allergic reactions to the AstraZeneca vaccine across the country.

Australia will also send thousands of vaccines into Papua New Guinea within days as authorities scramble to contain an out-of-control coronavirus outbreak.

On today’s episode of Please Explain, Tory Maguire and federal political reporter Rachel Clun talk through the national vaccine effort.

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