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Older Australians at back of queue for mRNA vaccines despite Atagi advice to give them choice

There will soon be enough Pfizer and Moderna jabs to offer to those who don’t want AstraZeneca, but politicians say 12- to 15-year-olds should get priority

Older Australians could have to wait months to get a choice of vaccines, despite the technical advisory group on immunisation (Atagi) calling on the government to consider making mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer available to them.

With supplies of mRNA vaccines set to increase from 1m Pfizer doses per week from July to at least 3m per week of Pfizer and Moderna from October, there will soon be enough doses to offer choice to older Australians, who currently can only take the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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