Tasmanians are being urged to be patient and stay calm after the federal government abandoned its target to give all Australians a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of October.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the government has not set and has no plans to set any new targets for completing first doses, after Australian medical authorities recommended people under the age of 50 get the Pfizer vaccine instead of AstraZeneca, because of rare links to blood clotting.
However, Australian Medical Association Tasmania branch president Helen McArdle said while the delays may be confusing and frustrating, there was no need to rush the rollout.
“We don’t have community transmission. We aren’t in a panic like Europe and we have got the time and…