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“The point is, there are only two vaccines in Australia at the moment. AstraZeneca and Pfizer. And Atagi co-chair Associate Professor Christopher Blyth said last night that vaccine supplies remain relatively limited.
“I’ve talked to people all the time who are desperately trying to log in to get the shot. They are in a group. They get back messages saying, “Thank you, you signed up, but you can’t get a spot right now, log in later and see if you can get a spot.” Now what that does is create a real deterrent for people who are trying to do the right thing. A real deterrent.
“We know that essential workers, people in Category 1A have not yet been vaccinated. Residents in care for the elderly, residents in care for the disabled, workers in care for the elderly. The government can’t even tell you how many, what percentage of elderly caregivers were vaccinated because they referred them to local GPs.
“The government has also made pharmacies and general practitioners cry out: ‘We are ready to help put in place an orderly system’. This government has insisted on controlling the deployment of the vaccine rather than distributing it through state and regional health services and pharmacies. And the truth is that, to date, less than 3% of Australians are fully vaccinated, after saying 4 million people would be vaccinated in March. It is a government that has missed every one of its targets.