Almost a Million Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines Arrived in Australia Overnight [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Almost a Million Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines Arrived in Australia Overnight [Headlines]

Almost a million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Australia overnight from Europe, as part of efforts to fast-track the vaccine rollout.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 19 Jul 2021News

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Almost a million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Australia overnight from Europe.

It’s part of efforts to fast-track the vaccine rollout.

Extra vaccination centres have opened this morning including in Pitt Street, in the CBD.

Catholic Health Australia is urging National Cabinet to make COVID-19 vaccinations to be compulsory for all hospital staff.

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