Mobilising Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine workforce

The Australian Government is preparing for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout by securing an additional vaccine workforce and working to deliver essential training to everyone who will administer the vaccinations.   Australia’s vaccine roll out will be carried out through hospitals, General practices, state and Commonwealth vaccination clinics, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Pharmacies.  …

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Removal of last remaining hotspot definition; Pfizer vaccine; Australian Open.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, and thank you for joining us today.   I’m pleased to be able to provide advice that the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, has today removed the last remaining hotspot definition in Australia.   He…

Transcript – Doorstop – Mount Martha

E&OE…                       Topics: $38 million for diabetes and cardiovascular research, International and domestic COVID vaccination update; Vaccine rollout – open call for general practice vaccinations next week; Emerging strains posing risk to vaccine development; Pregnant women and COVID vaccination; Acting Prime Minister’s comments; Craig Kelly; National approach to traffic light system; Health infrastructure; Vaccine rollout…

$38 million available for research into diabetes, heart disease

Two new medical research centres will be funded by the Morrison Government to produce rapid improvements in preventing, treating and curing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and their complications.   The Government will provide $10 million each for the new research centres ($20 million overall), as well as $18 million to support translational research projects.   Expressions…

Transcript – 7.30 Report interview with Stan Grant

E&OE…                       Topics: Sydney cricket test; Vaccine roadmap; Phase 1A priority recipients; Consideration to mandating mandatory vaccination; Vaccine effectiveness; Herd immunity; UK strain.   STAN GRANT: Minister, thank you so much for your time.   GREG HUNT: Pleasure.   STAN GRANT: There’s a lot to get through today, but I just wanted to start with…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Mark Levy

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 vaccinations; Vaccination rollout timeline, International travel   MARK LEVY: Now, Australia’s rollout of the coronavirus vaccine could begin as early as the beginning of March instead of later in the month as originally planned. The vaccination program is expected to be finished by October.   I spoke to the Prime Minister,…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 cases in NSW and VIC; Commonwealth investment in clinical trial programs.   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon everybody and thank you for joining us today.   Shortly before joining you, I spoke with the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, and he was very heartened in particular both by the level…