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General practitioners in Australia grappling with major vaccine supply shortfalls are being refused more AstraZeneca doses, despite 1m per week now being manufactured onshore.

Guardian Australia spoke with GPs across the country on Tuesday to understand whether early supply issues had eased, particularly given the increase in domestic manufacturing of the AstraZeneca vaccine at CSL’s Melbourne facility.

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