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New Zealand and australia get vaccine supply

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Australia and New Zealand have received their first COVID-19 vaccine deliveries and will begin rolling out inoculatio­ns in the coming week, while Melbourne and Auckland remained locked down after new cases.

The first shipment of 142,000 doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany’s biontech touched down Monday. Vaccinatio­n in Australia will start from Feb. 22.

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the first batch of 60,000 vaccines had arrived and would undergo safety checks before vaccinatio­ns begin.

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