Where 500,000 extra Pfizer doses going

The half a million extra doses are set to expire soon, so have been sent to Aussie shores to help boost our low vaccination rate.Under the agreement, the federal government will send 500,000 Pfizer doses back to Singapore in December, when Australia is expected to have a more plentiful supply.Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the extra vaccines will be distributed on a “per capita” basis around the country.This is what that distribution will look like:New South Wales – 159,236 dosesVictoria – 131,149 Queensland – 99,745Western Australia – 51,294South Australia – 34,934Tasmania – 10,675Australian Capital Territory – 8,344Northern Territory – 4,622The government hopes the deal will bolster supplies for younger people who are new to the vaccine rollout, most of whom have only recently become eligible for Pfizer.“This deal gives us the further supplies we need as we bring new groups into the program for Pfizer, including 12 to 15 year olds from September 13, and the 16 to 39 year old age group that has already commenced,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.Mr Morrison thanked the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his government for their support.As of Thursday, 12,480,413 people in Australia – including 60.5 per cent of those aged over 16 – have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.Additional reporting by Catie McLeod

More Stories
California School Delays Reopening After Classrooms ‘Taken Over By Rats’