“We are seeing hundreds and hundreds of Australians infected every single week in this wave.”
“We need to do that collectively to slow the spread of virus as well as to protect the vulnerable and to protect our health system.”
There are currently around 5,200 Australians with COVID-19 in hospital.
COVID-19 vaccine for under fives clears hurdle
But he stressed that this remained only the “first step” in the process of approving the product that has only commenced usage in the United States in recent weeks.
“I want to stress again that there is very limited supply of this Moderna product which is a different product to the product made available to other age cohorts.”