Australia secures 1m extra Moderna vaccine doses, with plan to focus on Melbourne Covid hotspots

Scott Morrison says extra 400,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines will be directed to Melbourne, as cases surge in city’s north and west

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has announced an extra 400,000 Covid vaccines will be directed to hotspots in Melbourne this month, after the government secured an extra 1 million doses of Moderna from the European Union.

, Australia secures 1m extra Moderna vaccine doses, with plan to focus on Melbourne Covid hotspots, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Melbourne’s extra allocation, which will underpin a three-week vaccine blitz aimed at addressing a surge in Covid cases, will be a combination of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines that are in high demand because of the low risk of blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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