Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been doing the rounds on Brisbane radio this morning after the town’s profitable Olympic Video games bid.
Talking on talkback radio station 4BC, the PM mentioned he revered Australia’s vaccination advisory physique ATAGI and had acted constantly with its suggestions. Nevertheless, he recommended the growing danger of the virus in Australia ought to in flip have an effect on official recommendation relating to youthful folks and the AstraZeneca vaccine.
“The suggestion that we would not settle for their suggestions, I don’t agree with that,” Morrison mentioned.
“After they say that they need to take into account the steadiness of danger when COVID circumstances are rising … then the steadiness of danger adjustments. I’ve simply merely mentioned, ‘The steadiness of danger is altering guys, how is that impacting in your recommendation?’”
The PM was requested what he considered Queensland Chief Well being Officer Jeannette Younger’s place on the AstraZeneca vaccine.
“Quite than talking particularly about that, what I’d most likely extra say is the affect of this recommendation over time has been for folks to have some hesitancy,” Morrison mentioned.
“That is an accredited drug by the TGA. And certain, ATAGI has made some strategies, that’s why we are saying for these below 60 – go and speak to your physician – knowledgeable consent.”
Mr Morrison additionally pleaded with Queensland residents to not look forward to an outbreak within the state to get vaccinated.
“That is the factor with the Delta variant – it will possibly transfer very fast and no system is 100 per cent foolproof, the entire world is aware of that.
“Please, Queensland, significantly if you happen to’re within the older inhabitants, please go and get AstraZeneca, it’s a completely secure vaccine for you.”