Australia: Proposal for children to be vaccinated is ‘on the cards’

Australia: Proposal for children to be vaccinated is ‘on the cards’

Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says there is a proposal before the Theraputic Goods Administration for 12-16 year olds to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

This comes as half of Australia’s population is in lockdown, with Greater Sydney, Victoria and South Australia all under lockdown restrictions.

“New South Wales Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant spoke yesterday (Monday) about the prospect of children needing to take the vaccine for governments to be able to open up amid outbreaks,” Mr Clennell said.

“The federal government believes it has enough supply to vaccinate that age cohort before the end of the year, so that is on the cards.”

Half Australia’s population in lockdown

More than 13.5 million Australians – half the nation’s population – are back living under lockdown as South Australia enters its first day of a seven-day shutdown.

A long list of exposure sites have been revealed with five cases linked to a cluster in Adelaide.

Premier Steven Marshall said, “I know that this is going to be a very difficult period, but South Australians are strong.”

“They’re resilient and ultimately they know we do not want to go into an extended lockdown.”

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