Vulnerable Australians ‘abandoned’ by government in COVID vaccine rollout, says Labor | 7NEWS

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    As the global coronavirus vaccination rate reaches 925 million, Labor says Australia is falling well behind other countries with only 1.5 million people vaccinated against the virus here. Shadow Health Minister Mark Butler says ‘shocking evidence’ revealed in yesterday’s Senate Inquiry into COVID-19 shows that two thirds of aged care residents and more than 99% of residents in disability facilities still haven’t been fully vaccinated.

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