Our rollout of the vaccines has been slow, but to be fair to the Federal government it hasn’t entirely been their fault as supplies have been held up by the EU.
Apparently we have contracts in place to more than vaccinate the nation, but there’s ambiguity and doubt around vaccine arrival dates throughout this year. I don’t believe there’s anything the government can do about this. And I don’t think the Moderna vaccine has even been approved for use in Australia by the TGA yet.
The pace should pick up with local manufacturing of the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Hopefully the Federal government will also accept more help from the states to deliver the shots.
I’ve got to admit though, the possible side effect of blood clots with the Astra Zeneca vaccine is a disappointment. Particularly as this is the vaccine most Australians will be offered under the current plan.
I know it’s a very very very remote possibility but I just wish it wasn’t a concern. It may scare a lot of people.
My heart goes out to the Melbourne man now trying to recover from the blood clots. I hope and pray no others have to endure this side effect.
Do you really think vaccinations “will get the place moving again”? How?
Might sound like stupid questions, just struggling to get my head around how the next phase of living with COVID will work. In my mind, I saw the first generation vaccines as primarily a way to prevent serious illness and death. Would love to know what you and others think.
Kind thoughts to you