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COVID live updates: Queensland Premier gives press conference as state records 4 more coronavirus cases and Chermside added to exposure sites list

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Scott Morrison's decision to offer AstraZeneca to the under-40s wasn't cleared by National Cabinet and says Queenslanders should instead follow the state's health advice. Follow live. 
Queensland has eight days of Pfizer vaccine left, Health Minister says

Heath Minister Yvette D'ath:

"We are running out of stock of Pfizer," she said.

"The Director-General of Health wrote to Lieutenant General John Frewen yesterday and asked if we could get an extra 130 trays. The reason we gave is that we are at a critical level and that at some of our sites we are projected to run out of Pfizer by as soon as week 20. That's July 5, next Monday."

"At some of our sites we are due to run out. And one of those sites being Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Our reason also is we said additional vaccine supply is critical to avoiding cancellations of already committed appointments, and to ensure that we can continue to prioritise areas of high risk."

She said Queensland had been told it would not receive any additional doses.

"Now, we sent that letter yesterday. We got a response this morning. From the Lieutenant General. We've been advised that we will not be provided additional vaccines of Pfizer," she said.

"Now, about three weeks ago, when Victoria went into lockdown, and asked for additional supply, they got an extra 100,000 vaccines. We weren't offered less than what we asked for, we have been denied any extra vaccines.

"We are only getting 64,500 a week in July, each week. We got 45,000 vaccines delivered yesterday. And on that delivery, and on our calculations, we have eight days' stock left for Pfizer. So we are getting to that point that we'll have to start prioritising only second doses if the Commonwealth do not have any vaccine left."

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