ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says Commonwealth vaccine targets should have been higher, hesitancy was overestimated

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated November 18 2021 - 2:17am, first published November 17 2021 - 6:30pm
Chief Minister Andrew Barr, at the AIS mass vaccination clinic in October, who said the Commonwealth vaccination targets should have been higher. Picture: Karleen Minney

The Commonwealth should have been more ambitious in setting COVID-19 vaccination targets for Australia and overestimated the rate of hesitancy across the country, the ACT's Chief Minister has said.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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