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Greens call for urgent independent review into vaccine rollout

Media Release
Rachel Siewert 31 Mar 2021

The Australian Greens are calling for an urgent independent review into the serious and widespread problems with Australia’s vaccine rollout.

“The vaccine rollout for which both the Federal and State Governments have responsibility is having more than so called “teething problems” and these are having real-world consequences with the latest Covid-19 outbreaks spreading in Queensland and threatening in NSW,” Greens spokesperson on Health Senator Rachel Siewert said.

“Targets have well and truly been missed. There are low supplies of vaccine and some of what vaccine is available is apparently sitting unused. It appears there is poor communication between levels of Government, and some doctors are reported to be requiring pre-vaccination consultations. Front line workers and vulnerable people are being let down. We are a month into the vaccine rollout and we still haven’t vaccinated all of our frontline workers, aged care and disability care staff.

“It appears that the only way to get Governments to take responsibility for these failures is through an urgent and rapid independent review to identify and fix the current issues.

“We need to get this right. Australians deserve answers."

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