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Shadow Health Minister Mark Butler criticises Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, saying more options should have been secured – ABC News

Shadow Health Minister Mark Butler says Australia must strike deals with more pharmaceutical companies, saying the events of this past week demonstrate why.

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Federal Labor says Australians must be offered a COVID-19 vaccine dose by the end of the year to protect the health of the population.
Key points:

  • The federal government expected Australians over the age of 18 to receive their first dose by the end of October
  • That timeline has since been pushed back following changes in medical advice for the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Shadow Health Minister Mark Butler said it was crucial people get vaccinated soon to protect the population’s health

The federal government…

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