‘Thank you Australia’: Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia’s vaccination rate will expectantly “surge” past any global percentage.

“It is great news for Australia, 70 per cent of Australians aged over 16 have been fully vaccinated; our full vaccination rate is in excess of the United States,” Mr Morrison said.

“And indeed, our first dose vaccination rates have not only passed the European Union…within days, we will also pass on first dose vaccination the United Kingdom as well.

“Australia’s vaccination rate surge to what we expect will be one of the highest vaccination rates of anywhere in the world; now that has been a great effort by Australians, and I thank Australians for keeping their side of the deal of the national plan.

“Australia’s opening up because of their great efforts; thank you Australia.”