Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’ after AstraZeneca reversal

GPs say clinics inundated with calls from confused patients after advice AstraZeneca vaccine be avoided by people under 50

Doctors’ clinics are being inundated with calls from confused patients after Thursday’s vaccine announcement, and at least one has warned his clinic is considering withdrawing from the rollout due to delivery failures, “farcical” bureaucracy and a government funding model he says is inadequate.

Guardian Australia spoke with four GP clinics on Friday morning to gauge reactions to the federal government’s new advice that the AstraZeneca vaccine be avoided for people under 50, where possible.

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