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The Hon Mark Butler MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Australian Government today launched an $11 million six-week campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated for both COVID-19 and influenza this winter and underlined the availability of antivirals for those most vulnerable to severe effects of COVID-19.
The Australian Government will contribute funding towards a new Financial Intermediary Fund (FIF) for pandemics which will be established at the World Bank, as part of our commitment to protecting against the impact of future pandemics.
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's press conference at Parliament House - 22 June 2022 on the Government’s actions in relation to COVID; Financial Intermediary Fund; information campaign for booster doses; COVID treatments; hospital funding and other topics
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's interview with David Koch on Sunrise - discussing the First wave of Omicron; Australia’s booster rate.
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's interview with Patricia Karvelas, Radio National Breakfast on G20 Health Ministers meeting and other topics.
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's interview with Kieran Gilbert, Afternoon Agenda on G20 Health Ministers meeting, COVID boosters for aged care residents and COVID vaccine for children under 5
People aged 12 to 15 who are at most at risk of severe disease are recommended to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination from 14 June 2022.
With the NRL State of Origin set to kick off in Sydney, Australians are being encouraged to take a half-time toilet break during the 2022 series and do a test to help save lives from bowel cancer.
Read the transcript of Minister Butler's interview with Leila McKinnon and Charles Croucher, Today on Nine, discussing the Australian Government's priorities in health and aged care, COVID-19, and access to GPs.