Tell us your experience of trying to get children vaccinated in Australia

By Guardian Staff
Brothers Louise and Harry Taylor-Bishop and sisters Olivia and Evie Kurz pose for a photo after receiving their first vaccine at Kippa Ring Communication Vaccination Clinic, Brisbane, Monday, January 10, 2022.
Children in Brisbane pose after receiving their first vaccine. The government says there are enough doses to vaccinate all children by early February but problems with the rollout are already emerging. Photograph: Russell Freeman/AAP

The latest stage of the vaccine rollout began on Monday, offering the new Pfizer paediatric formula to children aged 5-11.

The federal government says it has enough supply to vaccinate all children with a first dose by early February, as school returns.

But initial reports of problems have already emerged. General practitioners say they have not received nearly enough doses to vaccinate child patients attached to their clinics.

Deliveries have already been pushed back due to “unprecedented demand” and booking systems have suffered glitches in New South Wales and Victoria, causing cancellations and a frantic scramble from some parents to rebook. Some have reported immense difficulties finding a booking, either at GPs or state government clinics.

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