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SINGAPORE VAX TOUCH DOWN

- HELENA BURKE

THE latest shipment of 500,000 Pfizer doses has touched down in Sydney as part of a vaccine swap deal made between Australia and Singapore, announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday.

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.

The Northern Territory will receive 4622 doses out of the new shipment, while NSW will receive 159,236,

Victoria 131,149, Queensland 99,745, WA 51,294, SA 34,934, Tasmania 10,675 and the ACT 8344.

The 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.

Mr Morrison thanked Singaporea­n Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his government for the support.

 ??  ?? The latest shipment of 500,000 Pfizer vaccines arrives in Sydney. Picture: Getty
The latest shipment of 500,000 Pfizer vaccines arrives in Sydney. Picture: Getty

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