Australia has secured a milestone deal which will see the number of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines tripled to one million doses a week from July 19.
The massive development comes as Sydney faces the looming threat of another seven-day lockdown extension beyond July 16, with authorities struggling to contain the latest outbreak in the city's south-west.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'We are still aiming for that (end) date, don't get me wrong, but also know that is dependent on all of us doing the right thing,' NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
'We just need people to stop interacting for this lockdown to work, and I don't just mean in one part of Sydney – this applies to all people and stay-at-home areas.'
Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the much needed acceleration of the vaccination program – which includes 150,000 extra doses of Pfizer and 150,000 AstraZeneca vaccines.
The Morrison government has secured a milestone deal which will see the number of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines tripled to one million doses a week in Australia from July 19
The increase in Pfizer vaccines from July 19 comes as Sydney struggles to contain its latest Covid outbreak, with case numbers surging despite a lockdown (pictured swimmer Cate Campbell being vaccinated)
The historic deal secured with Pfizer will provide Australia's supply chains with approximately one million doses a week.
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