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Vaccine: Speciality syringes eke out a sixth shot from five-dose glass vials. Photo: Benoit Tessier/ Reuters

Vaccine: Speciality syringes eke out a sixth shot from five-dose glass vials. Photo: Benoit Tessier/ Reuters

Vaccine: Speciality syringes eke out a sixth shot from five-dose glass vials. Photo: Benoit Tessier/ Reuters

Health officials have raised concerns that a global shortage of needles and syringes could slow the vaccine roll-out by June.

The warning was issued before the current global scramble for so-called low dead space syringes that can extract an extra dose from vials of the Pfizer vaccine.


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