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Covid vaccination won’t be available to under-12s until 2022, Greg Hunt says

Federal health minister says rollout will be ready when it’s ‘safe’, despite batches with correct dosage not expected to arrive in Australia until 2022 • Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing Under-12s won’t receive their first Covid vaccination jab until early next year and the government has no plans to change the definition of “fully vaccinated” for older Australians to include a booster shot, the health minister says. Children aged between five and 11 will not be able to access a vaccine until at least early 2022, Greg Hunt said on Sunday, arguing the federal government saw no reason to rush the program. Continue reading...

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