Opposition thinks Australia’s plan not ambitious enough
Federal Labor has come out today to say the Government’s plan to start administering the first coronavirus vaccinations in March 2021 isn’t ambitious enough.
Earlier today the Prime Minister said the Pfizer vaccine, as well as all the other ones the Government has backed, all still have stages they had to pass through, and that the Government’s priority is safety.
It expects regulators here will make a decision on approving a vaccine by next month and then hand the first jabs out in March.
But Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen says it shouldn’t take two months to distribute the vaccine.
“I think we could do better than that,” he said.
“I would certainly call on the Government to do better than that once it is approved by the [Therapeutic Goods Administration] we should have it as soon as is possible.”
Reporting by political reporter Stephanie Dalzell