Posted July 07, 2020 06:27:50AAP is expected to begin the mandatory vaccination of Australian infants with the coronavirus (COVID-20) soon, the health minister said on Tuesday.
Key points:The first Australian children to be tested for the coronivirus will be born at about the same time as a second baby is bornThe vaccine will be administered by health workers in a supervised environmentMr Brown said the goal was to vaccinate as many as possible within 24 hours of their birth to ensure no additional cases were transmitted to othersThe state of WA will provide a free vaccine to anyone who asks.
The first children to receive the vaccine will likely be born in late July.
The WA Government has said it will not vaccinate anyone who has not had a family member or close contact tested.
Mr Brown told ABC Radio WA the vaccine was being administered by a health worker who had been working on a rural farm near Wirral in Western Australia.
“I have had the opportunity to see a number of families who have been vaccinated,” he said.
A coronavid vaccine is expected in the next few weeks, which will be followed by a second round of vaccinations by health staff in a “social environment” to ensure there is no additional transmission.
He said the vaccine would be administered in a manner that was “controlled, supervised and controlled by a trained and trained group”.
“This is a precautionary measure to ensure we are not getting into an uncontrolled situation where we have a virus in a community where there is not control and oversight.”
Mr Brown also said he was concerned that the WA Government had not fully explained how the vaccines would be tested, and how the vaccination process would be overseen.
“I think we will get to that,” he told AM.
“What we are asking for is a thorough understanding of what we are going to be doing, and that’s a very, very complex process.”
It is going to take some time.
“In Western Australia, coronaviruses are spread through contact with the skin and mucous membranes of infected people.
There have been 1,300 cases of COVID, with about 250 deaths.
At least 13 children in Western Australian have died as a result of the coronas, which are rare.
There are currently no deaths from coronaviral disease in Australia.