Rapid Antigen Testing to be Rolled out in Sydney Aged Care Facilities

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Australian Government is providing COVID-19 rapid antigen testing (RAT) to residential aged care facilities in Greater Sydney, to further protect aged care residents, workers and their families.   The program will begin on Monday, 16 August at the Uniting…

Improving Health Outcomes for People with Intellectual Disability

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government has released the landmark National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability, which aims to address the serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability.   Compared with the general population, people with…

Transcript – Interview – Jim Wilson, 2GB Drive

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   13 August 2021   INTERVIEW WITH JIM WILSON 2GB DRIVE   E&OE…                       Topics: Vaccine rollout   JIM WILSON: Now, the Prime Minister is speaking at a media briefing this afternoon and we’ll bring you any developments following that media conference…

Additional vaccines and support for regional NSW outbreak

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   To respond to the current outbreak in Far North New South Wales, the Australian Government will provide an additional 7,680 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately for use in the eight affected local government areas, including Walgett.   Expected to arrive…

Transcript – Interview – Neil Mitchell, 3AW

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   10 August 2021   INTERVIEW WITH NEIL MITCHELL 3AW MORNINGS     E&OE…                       Topics: Victoria vaccination update, Moderna approved in Australia’s national COVID-19 vaccine roll out, compassionate lockdown exceptions, aged care.   NEIL MITCHELL: A new vaccine is available to…

Transcript – Interview – Allision Langdon & Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   10 August 2021   INTERVIEW WITH ALLISON LANGDON AND KARL STEFANOVIC THE TODAY SHOW   E&OE…                       Topics: NSW COVID vaccination call; Moderna approved by the TGA.   KARL STEFANOVIC: Vaccinations taking priority over elimination of the virus, that’s the captain’s…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon everyone, I’m joined by the Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt, but I’m also joined today by the head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Professor John Skerritt, today, John, and can I thank you for all the great work the TGA has been doing throughout the course of this pandemic,…

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Use in Australia

MEDIA RELEASE Prime Minister, Minister for Health and Aged Care   The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today provided provisional approval of the Moderna vaccine for use in Australian adults. The provisional approval of Moderna’s vaccine means it has met all the TGA’s strict standards of safety, quality and efficacy for use in people aged…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   8 August 2021   PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Mental health support for NSW and VIC, New COVID-19 treatment.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, I’m joined by the Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly and Dr. Steph Davis,…