New South Wales Health Minister Jill Hennessy has said that vaccinations will be offered to all Australians “soon”.
Key points:She said she expected the rollout of the National Vaccine Plan to be “as smooth as it can be”New South Wales Government says it will make the National Immunisation Plan available to any eligible adult who has been previously vaccinated and that anyone who has previously been vaccinated can still get itHowever, Ms Hennessys said the rollout was “not guaranteed”, adding that she expected it to be as smooth as possible.
It’s not an emergency’Ms Hennessies statement comes as Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said he expected a rollout to be complete by next week.””
We will be providing that information in a few days’ time.”‘
It’s not an emergency’Ms Hennessies statement comes as Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said he expected a rollout to be complete by next week.
“The Queensland Government will make that available to anyone who is previously vaccinated,” he told ABC News 24.
“That’s our plan.”
We are confident that the rollout will be as seamless as it is possible.
“It’s an emergency situation and we are going to take it as quickly as we can.”
New South Welsh Health Minister says vaccination rollout will not be ‘urgent’As Ms Hennessesy said, the state was working to provide the vaccines to anyone in the community who has received them.
“All Australians will be covered in their own community,” she said.
“There will be no interruption in the rollout.”
Ms Hennessesys statement comes after the Australian Vaccine Advisory Group (AVAG) said on Wednesday that the National Government had not provided the public with adequate information on the rollout.
“This is a significant and unexpected situation,” said AVAG chief executive and chief executive of Vaccine Australia, Tom Ritchie.
“It is concerning that our government has not made public the information that it is providing, the information we are seeking to obtain from the Department of Health and Human Services and from the Vaccine Authority.”
Mr Ritchie said he had contacted the Federal Government and was awaiting a response.
“Our view is that this is not an urgent situation,” he said.
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