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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to immunisation education is protecting more children from infectious diseases, with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island childhood immunisation rates hitting a record high.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt talking about the National Blood Cancers Taskforce and new medicine listings on the PBS from 1 September 2019.
The number of Australian children who are fully immunised continues to increase to record levels with new data showing more parents are getting the message to protect their children with life-saving vaccines.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s interview with Sharri Markson on SKY News where he talked about a transparency system for surgery fees, flu season and the stillbirth report.
Australia is on track for a record number of flu vaccinations in 2019 with an additional 400,000 flu vaccines to be brought into Australia over the coming weeks to meet unprecedented demand.
I encourage Australians to get a flu shot to protect themselves against this year’s influenza virus with vaccines now available at GPs offices and community pharmacies.
I am concerned about the recent increases in measles cases in Australia and want to make sure our community is well protected against this very serious disease.
The Australian Government will support clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a world-first malaria vaccine in an attempt to globally eradicate the deadly disease.
The Liberal National Government will ensure 170,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents are vaccinated against the flu for free and additionally provide a $12 million to boost a nation immunisation education campaign.
Australia experienced the lowest rates of the influenza since 2013 after a record 11 million Australians got a flu jab, nearly a third more than the previous year.
In a highly significant public health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth.
The Australian Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14 to 19 year olds.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Weekend Today with Allison Langdon regarding new vaccines, Medicare scans and medicines available from 1 July.
The Australian Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in the country, protecting both baby and mother from this life-threatening disease.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne announcing funding of $241 million for a life-saving medicine for spinal muscular atrophy to be listed on the PBS, $39.5 million for the whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women and $33.8 million for Lifeline.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's radio interview with Alan Jones 2gb breakfast about mandatory vaccine for aged care workers to curb influenza
The provision of influenza vaccination programs to all staff in residential aged care homes will be compulsory, as the Australian Government moves to maximise protection for senior Australians ahead of this year’s this flu season.
More than 4.5 million Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine, under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with with Laura Jayes on Sky News Live about the Get the Facts child immunisation campaign, low immunisation locations and the Million Minds Mental Health Mission.