“We received 33,700 doses on Friday and expect to receive that each week.” “Which is disappointing this far into the pandemic after assurances were made,” Mr McGowan said. “But we will provide some of the doses where we can to GPs and pharmacies which have not yet received the doses they were expecting from the Commonwealth.”
WA Premier Mark McGowan said some Commonwealth supplies of vaccines had not arrived before 5 to 11-year-olds became eligible for the vaccine today. The new cases take the total number of active cases in the state to 89, more than half of whom are being managed via home quarantine.
Mr McGowan said the state government would provide some vaccines to GPs who were awaiting supplies from the Commonwealth. (ABC News: Freya Michie) One case was linked to the Delta variant “backpacker cluster” and the other two were household contacts of returned interstate travellers.
More to come. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 3 minutes 36 seconds3m 36s How to speak to your kids about their COVID-19 vaccinationWhat you need to know about coronavirus: He said there were a further 5,000 appointments available over the next two weeks.
Mr McGowan said 13,399 bookings to receive the vaccine had been made between tomorrow and January 24. “We know that many parents will want to take their children to GPs like they do for other childhood immunisations, but I want to assure all parents that our state clinics in Perth and across regional WA are there and available to be used.”
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