House debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Senator Rennick

2:06 pm

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I will. I encourage all Australians to go and get the vaccination. It is this government that secured those vaccines, got them into arms and supported the national vaccination program, which has seen us rise to one of the highest levels of vaccination in the world. That is something I think Australians can all be proud of. I had my booster shot the other day with Jane Malysiak, and I was pleased to be with her again. And I was pleased to hear from Jane that, when she went to get her first injection, which I went with her to, and her second, that was also, in particular, encouraging older Australians, including in the very aged-care facility she lives in, to go and get vaccinated. And now I think we are sitting at over 99 per cent of first dose vaccinations, and even close to that on second dose vaccinations, for Australians aged over 70. I put my arm where the vaccines need to go, and our government's put its shoulder to the wheel when it comes to the vaccination program. That's why we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

I'm disappointed that there were those around the country who talked down the AstraZeneca vaccine. I'm disappointed they did, but those were all on the Labor side— (Time expired.)


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