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Defence vaccine delays with Pfizer rollout cause confusion for ADF troops

Sarah Basford Canales
Harley Dennett
By Sarah Basford Canales, and Harley Dennett
Updated July 11 2021 - 9:15pm, first published 6:30pm
Defence says it's given half its force their first vaccine but some members are claiming the rollout has been marred by delays and confusion. Picture: Department of Defence

Half of Defence personnel have received their first COVID-19 vaccine but members are warning mixed messaging and shortages have complicated the rollout with some taking matters into their own hands.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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