Leaders call for patience from patients

Doctors are being inundated with requests for vaccinations, as more than 1000 GPs gear up to take part in the program. 

AMA Vice President, Dr Chris Moy, said he understood why people were so eager to be vaccinated. 

“What I would say to everybody is that we’ve got a few months to do this, and just to understand it is going to be a staged thing,” Dr Moy told the ABC. 

“It won’t happen in a day but it will happen.” 

Floods in NSW have disrupted some supplies but the vast majority of doctors have received an initial batch of doses. 

Dr Moy said he believed the government’s target of October for Australians to get an initial jab was “reasonable”

You can read a transcript of Dr Moy’s interview here or listen to it here

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