South Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccine, experts say it’s too early for Australia to worry | ABC News

New data about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has cast doubt over how effective it might be against some forms of coronavirus.
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South Africa has postponed the rollout of the vaccine after one study showed it offered only minimal protection against the so-called South African variant.
In Australia, the Pfizer jab will roll out soon for priority groups, including healthcare workers.
Everybody else is expected to be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Medical reporter Sophie Scott takes a look at how the new findings might affect Australia’s vaccination program.

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