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COVID-19 Vaccine

Morrison calls for co-ordinated school reopening across Australia

The head of the prime minister's department is working with the states and territories to harmonise the return of school for 2022.

Australian Open boss defends Djokovic exemption

Australian Open boss Craig Tiley insists Novak Djokovic hasn't received special treatment after the champion received a medical exemption from vaccination.

New ‘fully vaccinated’ definition, mask mandate on cards

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will discuss with premiers and chief ministers time frames for booster shots and masks mandates to curb COVID-19's spread.

Western Australia borders to begin easing on 5 February

Western Australia will begin to ease its hard borders on 5 February, finally reconnecting the state to the rest of nation.

COVID-19 vaccines approved for Australian children aged 5 to 11

Children aged between five and 11 can be vaccinated against COVID-19 from January following approval from Australia's immunisation advisory body.

WHO wants even spread of vaccine, boosters only for vulnerable

The WHO continues to oppose making booster shots against COVID-19 universally available and wants to make jabs more accessible worldwide.

Bill to overturn Biden vaccine mandate passes

US President Joe Biden has threatened to veto a US Senate bill that would overturn his vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses.

Queensland hits 80pct fully vaccinated, ready to reopen

Scott Morrison says Queensland has hit 80 per cent fully vaccinated five days before it reopens its borders to domestic COVID-19 hotspots.

Queensland to open to COVID-19 hotspots on 13 December

Fully vaccinated travellers from COVID-19 hotspots will be able to enter Queensland from next Monday as the state nears an 80 per cent vaccination rate.

Germany to impose strict COVID vaccine mandate

Only people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recovered from an infection will be allowed to enter non-essential German shops.