‘Suppress and vaccinate’ the national plan: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says one in four eligible Australians are now vaccinated.

“We must continue to suppress it. And we must continue to vaccinate. Suppress and vaccinate. That is what phase A of the national plan is all about," Mr Morrison said.

“And phase B of that plan, hitting 70%, we need to achieve those rates in order to move to that next stage. And what is encouraging is that the vaccination program is continuing to escalate.

“It is continuing to get higher and higher marks every day and I think that gives all Australians great hope about the path ahead.

“Australians are charting that course. Australians are making that path ahead for our nation out of COVID-19 with every step they take into those vaccination clinics and as they armed themselves with that vaccination, that is what is clearing the path ahead for all Australians.

“And now, one in four eligible Australians, one in four are now fully vaccinated in this country. It was 11.6 per cent, just one month ago.

“That just demonstrates how quickly this vaccination program is gathering pace all around the country.”