Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the transfer, in a press convention from Canberra, simply days after his nation additionally secured 500,000 about-to-expire Pfizer doses from Singapore.
“The aircraft is on the tarmac now. It will likely be leaving tomorrow,” Mr Morrison stated.
“These doses will likely be coming over the course of the following few weeks, which is able to see us double the Pfizer doses that we’ve throughout September.
“This implies from Downing Road to Down Beneath, we’re doubling down on what the Pfizer doses are right here in Australia this month.”
Australia has one of many slowest vaccine rollouts amongst rich nations, with simply 36.four per cent of individuals over the age of 16 absolutely vaccinated, in line with the Australian Immunisation Register