Date published: 
25 November 2021
Media type: 
Statement
Audience: 
General public

Supplying and producing the vaccine

The ability to manufacture vaccines onshore has been essential to the progress of our rollout and CSL has now manufactured and supplied 25,602,900 doses of vaccine for use in Australia.

Last week, 1,599,390 doses of Pfizer, 500,400 doses of Moderna and 281,500 doses of AstraZeneca were released for distribution.

Over the coming days, the TGA will conduct sample testing of 2,936,700 doses of Pfizer vaccine, 1,542,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, along with 1,131,300 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine produced onshore by CSL, prior to releasing the vaccines for distribution.

Distributing the vaccine

With support from our Distribution Partners DHL and Linfox, more than 919,050 vaccine doses were delivered across Australia to metropolitan, rural and remote locations, along with 3,502 deliveries of consumables.

  • Ordering and Delivery. 97.9 per cent of vaccine orders were completed last week with 23 order of Pfizer, 1 order of Moderna and 4 orders of AstraZeneca outstanding to be finalised today.
  • Australia’s assistance to the Pacific. The week commencing 15 November 2021, another 1,244,000 doses were delivered to our partners in the Indo-Pacific. The Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative (VAHSI) website lists the countries who have received doses shared by Australia.

Administering the vaccine

This week, 748,799 doses were administered across the country, taking the total number of doses administered 38.4 million. It took 45 days to reach our first million doses of vaccine administered and 10 days for the most recent.

  • Total sites. This week we had a total of over 5,637 general practices, 137 Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics, 3,447 Pharmacies and 173 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services delivering vaccines, along with 836 state and territory sites, taking the total number of vaccination sites across the country to 10,230. Next week, we will have 13 additional general practices joining the program (commencing with AstraZeneca and Pfizer).
  • Pfizer doses for community pharmacies. The week commencing 22 November saw 165,720 Pfizer doses ordered for delivery to community pharmacies the week commencing 29 November 2021.

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