Senate debates

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers

COVID-19: Vaccine

5:30 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services) Share this | | Hansard source

I've been advised that, in question time today, in answering a question from Senator Siewert, I indicated that we had 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. That number is not correct. It is incumbent on me to correct the record. The actual number of doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that we have available to us at this point in time is 20 million doses. I thank the Senate for the opportunity to correct the record and I thank Senator Wong for bringing that matter to my attention.