WATCH LIVE: Greg Hunt press conference today with COVID-19 update regarding Australia’s vaccine rollout
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is providing a COVID-19 update on Sunday afternoon.
It comes after it was revealed by 7NEWS earlier on Sunday that the Australian Government had fast-tracked an additional three million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
Greg Hunt will provide a COVID-19 update at 1.30pm AEST on Sunday. You can watch the press conference in the video player below as soon as it’s available.
Details of the agreement were until now kept secret for commercial in confidence reasons, but Hunt revealed the news in an exclusive interview for 7NEWS Spotlight: Delta Crisis Exposed, airing at 8.30pm tonight.
“It’s a very significant outcome,” Hunt said.
“In May, the Prime Minister and I wrote…to the CEO of Pfizer, we’d pushed for additional doses to be brought forward, that was successful.”
“(Pfizer) responded with an additional three million doses for Australia to be brought forward, into the third quarter, and those doses are the ones which commence in the course of the week of 19 July,” Hunt added.
“And so, that means that we move to a million a week.
“Even though it was to our detriment, we didn’t disclose that because of the commercial in confidence nature that it was critical for Australia to maintain those relations.”