Sumary of PM Morrison says there is no ban on AstraZeneca:
- Scott Morrison has stressed the AstraZeneca vaccine has not been banned after health authorities slapped a warning on the jab for people under 50..
- The government rollout plan has been plunged into chaos over revelations the AstraZeneca jab, which had been set to account for most vaccinations in Australia, was linked to a rare but deadly form of blood clotting..
- Mr Morrison announced on Thursday night authorities had recommended the Pfizer vaccine as the preferred jab for 11.2 million Australians aged between 18 and 49..
- But speaking after a meeting of national cabinet on Friday, the Prime Minister stressed there was no blanket ban on the AstraZeneca jab, which he declared a “lifesaving vaccine”..
- There is an acknowledgment of the risk that is there, but as is the case always with these matters these are decisions for Australians.”.
- for the nation rollout strategy, and rejected suggestions confidence in the vaccine had been irreparably undermined..
- He declared the government priority remained completing phase 1A and 1B of the rollout, the bulk of which was made up of people over 50..
- Camera IconAustralians under 50 have been advised to take the Pfizer vaccine if possible, over the AstraZeneca jab’s links to blood clotting..
- Health Minister Greg Hunt claimed plans for the early stages of Australia rollout remained “largely unchanged”…