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Vaccine targets and the impact of the blood clot advice: Key moments from latest COVID-19 committee hearing

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The who’s who of Australia’s COVID-19 response have been grilled about the progress of the vaccine rollout, including about how the change to their advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine has been taken by different age groups.

The nation’s top health experts were also today asked about how many people in residential disability care had received a jab and what the latest advice was on whether you could “mix and match” different vaccines.

Here’s a quick recap of what we learned.

Doses in disability care a ‘trickle’

Early in the hearing, health officials — including Department of Health secretary Brendan Murphy and associate secretary Caroline Edwards — conceded the vaccine rollout in the disability sector had been slower than they would…



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