Australia secures 1m Pfizer vaccine doses from Poland, with half earmarked for Sydney Covid hotspots

530,000 of the new doses to go to 20-to-39-year-olds living in the 12 hotspot LGAs as NSW struggles to contain outbreak

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One million additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine are on the way to Australia, after the Polish government answered the Morrison government’s international pleas for help and as New South Wales authorities struggle to contain the state’s Covid outbreak.

A total of 530,000 of the new doses, due to arrive in Australia late on Sunday, have been quarantined for use in NSW for 20-to-39-year-olds living in the 12 hotspot Sydney local government areas.

Related: Labor demands Indigenous vaccine numbers as fears grow over western NSW Delta outbreak

Poland’s vaccination pace has dramatically slowed, and less than half of the population has a first dose

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