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AstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout

Change opens up the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to 2.1m more people, but the government has played down the impact as a ‘minor adjustment’

The Morrison government insists the country’s vaccine rollout remains on track to deliver first doses to all Australians by the end of the year, after fresh health advice forced another change to the trouble-plagued program.

More than two million people aged 50-59 who were previously advised to take AstraZeneca vaccine are now being told to take the Pfizer jab, a decision that experts warn will further strain supplies and could lead to a spike in vaccine hesitancy.

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