Senate debates

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Vaccination

2:56 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services) Share this | Hansard source

As I have said—if the Labor Party had been listening to my answer to the last question—vaccination is a voluntary process. We don't yet have in this country a vaccine approved for people under the age of 18 because the TGA has not yet approved one. If the Labor Party don't understand those simple fundamentals about the vaccine process and about the safe application of the vaccine process that we are rolling out, I actually feel quite sorry for them. We will continue to build the vaccine rollout with the availability of new vaccines that will look after Australians at a senior level, those who are over 50 who have access to the vaccine now, and those in the—


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