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Covid: Australia, very late to vaccination campaign, -85% – Oceania

(ANSA) – ROME, March 31 – Australia is 85% behind in its COVID-19 vaccination plan that mandates 4 million doses be given by March 31. Number one, the BBC reports. Which comes two days after the announcement of a new lockdown in Brisbane due to a local outbreak caused by a doctor and nurse from the same hospital who have not yet been vaccinated.

The campaign in Australia began on February 22 with the administration of only two vaccines, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

The government’s goal in January was to vaccinate 4 million people by March and the entire population, 25 million, by October. A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was forced to acknowledge the delays and move the target number of 4 million to April. The Labor opposition accuses the Prime Minister of playing down the vaccination campaign. Labor Party Chairman Anthony Albanese said, “Morrison is always good at advertising but weak at delivering.

The government did not explain the reasons for the delay. On the one hand the problems in the reservation system, on the other hand many refused vaccinations. To be sure, natural disasters like the recent floods have had an impact. On the other hand, the ban on the export of 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca decided by the European Union does not appear to have been affected. (handle).

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