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Victoria vaccine: state says federal government failed to deliver 40,000 vaccines

One state claims that about 40,000 coronavirus vaccines were not given due to growing criticism from the federal government.

Victorian officials have revealed that the federal government was unable to provide the scheduled batch of COVID-19 vaccine last week as frustration surrounding the deployment intensified.

The state expected 40,000 doses last week, and Deputy Prime Minister James Merlino expressed concern about federal consistency.

There are wide disparities in deployment between states, and Merlino said that if the federal government were strengthened, Victoria would be capable of promptly immunizing Victorians.

Victoria shares an ambitious new goal of immunizing 300,000 people by May 16.

I will come more.

rhiannon.tuffield@news.com.au

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