Name to pause AstraZeneca vaccine rollout plan as Victorians, Sydneysiders demand solutions over border closures


“We don’t have sufficient entry to sufficient [Pfizer] vaccines to roll them out throughout the nation and that’s a problem,” Mr Albanese informed Sydney radio station 2GB this morning.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese says Australia does not have access to enough vaccines.

Labor chief Anthony Albanese says Australia doesn’t have entry to sufficient vaccines.Credit score:Alex Ellinghausen

“We want the vaccine with the most effective efficacy [and] we’d like it rolled out as quickly because it’s authorised … It is one of many the reason why we have argued very clearly we must be hedging our bets and having six horses within the race.”

However when requested whether or not as we speak’s report reveals that his earlier calls to speed up the vaccine rollout have been untimely, Mr Albanese stated Labor had by no means argued “that we must always circumvent or quick circuit the [approval] course of”.

“As soon as [the Therapeutic Goods Administration] approves it, what we’ve stated is: why would you then wait two months for the rollout? [It occurred in the UK and US] inside per week,” he stated.

“We’ve argued strongly in opposition to the delayed rollout that was envisaged for late March. “The very fact the rollout had been introduced ahead to February confirmed earlier timelines have been at all times doable,” Mr Albanese stated.