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Federal government to roll out vaccine ad campaign, but dose numbers remain opaque

Despite trumpeting a ‘ramp up’ of Pfizer doses, Scott Morrison refuses to say just how many vaccines will arrive in Australia in coming weeks

The federal government will roll out a vaccination advertising campaign from Sunday, almost six months after the program began, the prime minister announced after Friday’s national cabinet meeting. But Scott Morrison still can’t say just how many Pfizer doses Australia is to receive in the coming weeks as part of the “ramp up” announced on Friday morning, or when under-40s will become eligible to be vaccinated.

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says there is no change in the number of doses the company has contracted to deliver to Australia over 2021 – contradicting media reports asserting the Morrison government had secured a “game-changing deal” to triple its access to the jabs.

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