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EU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching Australia

Scott Morrison blames international supply issues for missing vaccine rollout targets

The European Union has denied blocking shipments of 3.1m doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine from going to Australia, contradicting Scott Morrison’s claim that international supply issues were to blame for missing rollout targets.

At a press conference on Tuesday after New Zealand announced a trans-Tasman travel bubble, the prime minister said Australia had not received 3.1m AstraZeneca doses from overseas. He said that was to blame for the massive discrepancy between the 855,000 vaccinations administered so far and the missed target of 4m doses by the end of March.

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