Australia has received only 70% of Covid vaccine doses the government expected by now

by Nick Evershed and Josh Nicholas

23 April 2021

Based on these forecasts, and figures cited by the health minister, Greg Hunt, for the number of doses received from domestic and international suppliers, there is a shortfall of about 1.8m vaccine doses.

The federal government has previously blamed international shipment delays for the slow rollout, which could take a couple of years to complete at the current pace.

However, comparing the government’s forecast with the number of doses we have actually received shows there has also been a shortfall in domestic production, with the number of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine doses lower than the government expected.

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