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The Covid-19 vaccination programme across NSW, Australia will be delayed due to heavy rains and flooding cutting off roads.
The federal health department have said on the delay that “Vaccine delivery is being affected in Sydney and across multiple regional NSW locations.”
Vaccines ready for the phase 1b rollout – for people over 70, Indigenous Australians over 55, those with a medical condition or disability, and workers deemed high risk – are supposed to have been delivered across the country by the end of the weekend.
Unrelated to severe weather, the federal government has had to defend “hiccups” in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Saturday amid complaints of disorganisation and delays.