Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions without Notice


2:44 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

The policy settings that relate to the vaccine rollout are the billions of dollars that our government is investing in procuring those vaccines in the contractual arrangements that we have pursued with the states and territories, with Primary Health Networks and with GPs across the country that are providing more than 5,000 potential points of vaccination across the country now, that have achieved more than 2.7 million vaccine doses being administered to date and that will see continued distribution of vaccines across Australia throughout this year and no doubt into next year as well. We can see around the world that other countries are now taking the steps of assessing vaccine applicability to children. Those are considerations that obviously our health experts and regulators will give, which will no doubt, if they decide to approve, necessitate further changes to the vaccine program over time to come, in addition to potential for further booster doses. (Time expired)


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