WATCH LIVE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison provide COVID press conference update today

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Scott Morrison will to address the nation after securing 85 million Pfizer vaccines as booster shots that will start next year.

Delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2022 and enable booster coverage throughout the year.

Morrison is expected to speak in Canberra about 1.15pm AEST. You can watch his press conference above when it begins.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed Australia had secured the additional vaccines on Sunday.

“This virus is not going away,” Mr Frydenberg told Sky News’ Sunday Agenda program.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at the Lodge in Canberra, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAPIMAGE
Scott Morrison and state leaders in virtual National Cabinet meeeting.
Scott Morrison hosts a meeting of National Cabinet. Credit: AAP

“There is one ticket out of this crisis and that’s vaccinations.”

Former Labor leader Bill Shorten said the announcement was better late than never.

“I don’t think Australia should waste time for the promise … I’m worried about the people in Sydney right now,” he told ABC’s Insiders program.

Given the growing crisis in NSW, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) now says any adult in the greater Sydney area are strongly recommending people receive the vaccine, regardless of which one they are eligible for.

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