It is almost impossible for Australia to meet its vaccine rollout timeline after new advice was issued for people under 50 about the AstraZeneca vaccine, over concerns of a link to blood clotting.
Chief medical officer Paul Kelly said it was now advised people under 50 not receive the AstraZeneca vaccine unless the “benefit clearly outweighed the risk”. Instead, it was recommended they get the Pfizer vaccine.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed it was advice, not a directive, and people should discuss the matter with their doctor.
But he conceded he could no longer guarantee all Australians would receive their first jab by the end of the year because of the new…