[quote=kitchgp]The Federal Government is running the vaccination program perfectly. Ergo, any mistakes, delays, etc, must be the States’ fault.
(May be behind a paywall if you’ve used your 5 free articles)https://www.theage.com.au/national/when-promises-don-t-match-reality-australia-s-troubled-vaccine-rollout-20210401-p57fyw.html
(A reader suggested that the Federal Government’s promise of 4 million vaccinations by 31 March, was one of the better April Fools' Day jokes.)[/quote]
Kind of makes it hard to deliver when countries making the drug renege on previously put in place agreements.
Pfzier - cannot be made locally
AZ - is being made locally ramping up production.
Novax - will likely be approved shortly, however will not be made locally
J&J - same
Monderna, Spunik V and Sinopharm are likely to be added to the supply mix once they have been endorsed by WHO, for Sinopharm this should happen this month, for Spunik V, not sure and Monderna was supposed to have been approved in MArch. There are others. I expect by June the world will have multiple sources of vaccines and countries that have previously over ruled previous agreements will find their manufacturers at the end of queue. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-04/australia-covid19-vaccine-supply-gaps-void-to-be-filled/100043348
[size=1][i]CSL, the Australian company manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine, has been feverishly working behind the scenes to fill the void created by European supply chain issues; a major cause — but not the only one — of the slow start to the rollout.[/i][/size]
[size=1][i]Now, it seems, Australia is almost solely reliant on that local manufacturing to inoculate the population, and that's without even mentioning Pacific neighbours such as Papua New Guinea calling for 1 million vaccines to help it through its own vicious outbreak.[/i][/size]
[size=1][i]It begs the question: where are all the other vaccines we were promised?[/i][/size]
[size=1][i]"We're trying to immunise the whole world at once," Professor Tony Cunningham, from Sydney's Westmead Institute, said.[/i][/size]
[size=1][i]"I think people need to be mindful of that. It's not easy. [/i][/size]
[size=1][i][i]"But I am surprised by the European response , it's very strange," he said.[/i][/size]
[size=1][i]"To date over 2.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been received by the Australian government," the spokesperson said.[/i][/size]
[size=1][i]"As new shipments of Pfizer and onshore-manufactured AstraZeneca are made available, they will be provided across Australia to vaccinate the population in line with the rollout plan."[/i][/size]