Sydney is set to be given tens of thousands of extra vaccines doses from Scott Morrison's 'emergency stockpile' after other states refused Gladys Berejiklian's desperate plea to hand over their jabs to NSW.
On Friday, the NSW premier labelled NSW's Covid outbreak a 'national emergency' following 136 cases.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Berejiklian government also changed its vaccine protocols, which will now see hundreds of thousands of residents get their first vaccine quicker than anticipated.
'Dr Kerry Chant and her team advised us that the situation that exists in NSW, mainly around southwestern and now western Sydney suburbs, is regarded as a national emergency,' she said on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) has passed on Canberra's emergency vaccine reserves to NSW
The NSW government declared a 'national emergency' after 136 cases on Friday (pictured, people waiting to be vaccinated at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney's west)
'There is no doubt that if we want to contain this virus and stop it seeping out to other parts of Greater Sydney, stop it impacting our freedom and our economy, but also stop it spreading to other states, we need to have a discussion about refocusing the national vaccination strategy.'
Other states and territories won't be handing over their spare vaccines, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison passing on Canberra's emergency reserves to NSW.
'We are not going to disrupt the vaccination program across the rest of the country,' he said in national cabinet.
Dr Chant said