“The aircraft is on the tarmac now. It is going to be leaving tomorrow,” Mr Morrison stated.
“These doses might be coming over the course of the following few weeks, which can see us double the Pfizer doses that now we have 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 36.4% of individuals over the age of 16 absolutely vaccinated, in line with the Australian Immunisation Register
The nation’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales, are in lockdown and relying on getting their residents vaccinated to include the outbreak of the Delta variant which started in Sydney in mid-June.
The deal comes hours after Boris Johnson stated the UK must “go quicker” with the vaccination of 16 to 17-year olds, regardless of a “sturdy” uptake throughout the age group.