Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Vaccination

2:50 pm

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

[by video link] In fact, the minister for health in the last day or so has actually confirmed access to vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 16 based on certain health conditions. That process is being commenced and is being supported by the advice of ATAGI. We have one vaccine that currently has approval for use for children between 12 and 16, and that is the Pfizer vaccine. The minister for health yesterday announced a number of parameters where children with certain health indicators can in fact start to access a vaccine. There are no vaccines at this point in time in Australia that have been approved for use for children under the age of 12. So we will continue to follow the health advice and support Australians— (Time expired)


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