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Torres Strait faces significant Covid risk from nearby PNG as AstraZeneca vaccine rollout paused

Experts say island residents are paying the price for the Australian government’s poor vaccination planning

The Torres Strait is paying the price for Australia’s poor Covid-19 vaccination planning, experts say, and now faces significant risk from the outbreak in nearby Papua New Guinea.

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine to vulnerable populations in the Torres Strait was complicated significantly when the federal government on 8 April shifted its advice to warn against the shot for people under 50.

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