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‘Better in arms than in fridges’: nurses at Victorian vaccine hubs report Pfizer wastage

Nurse at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre says they had to dispose of 30 doses in a day, while clinics reveal an excess of AstraZeneca jabs Nurses working at vaccination hubs in Victoria have reported dozens of doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been wasted as the state grapples with supply shortages, while clinics are struggling to use up their doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) last week updated its advice that anyone aged 60 and below should receive the Pfizer vaccine in preference over the AstraZeneca vaccine once they meet the eligibility criteria. Continue reading...

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