Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell has revealed a message from the head of the vaccination program Lieutenant General John Frewen to state health departments, warning of “possible” Pfizer supply issues.

Mr Clennell said according to the message, Pfizer advised the vaccine task force there will be a “revised allocation” for the month of October which “may reduce” the doses available.

He said the taskforce will be working with Pfizer over the weekend to confirm updated vaccine allocations and ensure as much vaccine as possible is secured.

“Now, Australia is expecting nine million doses of Pfizer in October but the problem as I understand it is that does not mean that it is doled out by Pfizer evenly – two million a week or so,” Mr Clennell told Sky News Australia.

“Some weeks it is one million, some weeks three million, so difficult to manage.

“Health Minister Greg Hunt said yesterday this problem had been ironed out but it does raise some concerns about supply, and again reinforces the need to go for the vaccine available – whether it’s AstraZeneca or Moderna.”

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