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Nowra doctor warns Covid vaccine could wasted because of AstraZenica fear

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A Nowra medical surgery has a fridge with 1000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses which risk being out of date and will have to be thrown out because everyone wants the Pfizer vaccination.

Dr. Lee Simes from the Junction Street Family Practice said a recent Covid-19 vaccination clinic offering AstraZeneca in Nowra attracted just four patients, and he blames, "Fear caused by misinformation and a lack of decision making by medical authorities and our governments."

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He said, "Scare-mongering is causing unnecessary Covid-19 related deaths, while AstraZeneca is readily available.

"We can't get enough of the Pfizer vaccine, and Australia produces enough AstraZeneca to see us out of the crisis," he said.

Dr. Simes said, "The Pfizer vaccine should be used for people under 18, everyone else should get the AstraZeneca vaccination."

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