“As with other age groups, children aged 5 to 11 years need to be given twice at least every 3 weeks to use this vaccine.”
There are about 2.3 million Australians in the age group of 5-11 years.
As of Saturday, about 88% of Australians over the age of 16 and 67.5% of the ages 12-15 were fully vaccinated against Covid.
On Sunday, Australia reported more than 1,200 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus and eight deaths as it continued to fight the third wave of infection.
The majority of them-980 cases and 7 deaths occurred in Victoria, Melbourne’s second most populous state in the country.
The number of Australian Omicron variants increased to 18 after more cases were reported in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and New South Wales (NSW).
The Canberra Parliament building was closed on Sunday after the staff of Adam Band, the leader of the Greens, tested positive for Covid.