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‘A shambles’: fears rural and disadvantaged areas will lag behind in Australia’s Covid booster rollout

AMA warns against shutting vaccination hubs as GPs reveal chaos in securing supplies

Rural patients and those living in lower socioeconomic areas are struggling to access Covid booster shots, experts are warning, amid concern the vaccine rollout is “falling behind” as the Omicron variant spreads.

General practitioners and pharmacies are reporting a sudden increase in demand for vaccines, after federal health advice changed to allow boosters five months after the second primary dose.

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