Why have we not ordered the booster?

Stuff reports:

Health officials are “in the market” for annual Covid-19 booster shots for emerging variants of the virus.

In the market? That means we have ordered none so far.

Have they learnt nothing from our slowest in the OECD rollout of the main vaccine? You need to order quickly, not after months of bureaucratic blungling.

We’ve known for four months that a booster vaccine after six to 12 months is recommended.

Germany is starting booster shots next month, and we’ve yet to even order any. Israel has already started the booster shots.

The UK plans to start boosters in September and the US has just ordered 200 million of them.

And we’re just talking about it.

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