Is Australia botching the vaccine rollout?
Six million Australians are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, but as of Monday, fewer than 600,000 have had it. For many countries, the hold up has been the international supply chain, but that's not the case here. Today on The Signal, we investigate the slow start to Australia's COVID-19 vaccine program. Is it time to admit there's a problem? And either way, how do we speed it up? Featured: Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Economist & Director, Health Program, The Grattan Institute Dr Karen Price, President, Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners Editor's Note: A statement from a spokesperson for Health Minister Greg Hunt was received after this podcast was recorded, a link to a related story has been included within the episode description. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-30/covid-rollout-logistical-effort-to-ramp-up-vaccination/100026116