Children Aged 12 to 15 Years Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

MEDIA RELEASE Prime Minister, Minister for Health and Aged Care, Minister for Education and Youth   Children aged between 12 and 15 years will be able to book a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine from September 13 following the Morrison Government’s decision to implement expert medical advice. Bookings will be available through GPs, Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics and…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

TRANSCRIPT – PRESS CONFERENCE – CANBERRA Prime Minister: Well, good morning everyone. I’m joined by the Foreign Minister and the Health Minister. Today has been another day of hope. Yesterday, 335,420 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered here in Australia. Another record day. Records that give us the hope that the national plan can take…

Transcript – Interview – Sabra Lane, ABC AM

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   24 August 2021   INTERVIEW WITH SABRA LANE ABC AM   E&OE…                       Topics: high COVID-19 case numbers in NSW and Victoria; Doherty Institute modelling; Australia’s national plan;   SABRA LANE: Well, Australia’s path out of the pandemic is looking a…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

Prime Minister: Thank you, everyone. I’m joined by the Foreign Minister and the Minister for Health again today. We had another successful set of operations last night with four flights. I’ll ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to give you an update on that in a little time from now. Also today in the Parliament, we’ll…

Australian Childhood Immunisation Rates go From Strength to Strength

The Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australia continues to be an immunisation nation as parents protect their children from disease at record rates.   2021 second quarter results show Australia has remained above the national immunisation target of 95% for all five-year olds at 95.18%.  …

TGA Approves New COVID-19 Treatment for Use in Australia

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   Australians with COVID-19 who are at risk of hospitalisation will now have access to an additional antibody treatment, as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced today it has granted provisional approval for sotrovimab to be used in Australia.   Earlier…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, I’m joined by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Health and Aged Care. Those watching who have just been watching the New South Wales Premier will know that there are further restrictions that are being placed in New South Wales, as they seek to make the lockdown work.…

Transcript – Interview – Natalie Barr, Sunrise

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   TRANSCRIPT   20 August 2021   INTERVIEW WITH NATALIE BARR SUNRISE   E&OE…                       Topics: Vaccination target in Australia; provisional approval for vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds.   NATALIE BARR: Well, Australia has edged closer to its 80 per cent vaccination target. More than…

$79 Million to Turn Brilliant Ideas Into New Treatments

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health and Aged Care   MEDIA RELEASE   The Morrison Government is investing $79 million in medical research and innovation projects to develop new medical devices, medicines, and digital health technologies, which will benefit Australians who need them.   Australia’s researchers are world leading, however many of their…