PM rejects criticism the government has not done enough to secure alternative supplies as officials advise people under 50 avoid the AstraZeneca jab
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The Morrison government says it has secured an additional 20m doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine – but they won’t arrive until late this year – as the Coalition faces increasing political pressure over the trouble-plagued rollout.
A day after Australian health officials recommended people aged under 50 be offered alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine because of the extremely rare chance of blood-clot side-effects, Scott Morrison met with premiers and chief ministers to discuss the impact on the national rollout.