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Lieutenant General John Frewen

Thousands receive winter COVID-19 boosters as roll-out fires up

More than 14,000 COVID-19 winter booster doses have been administered since the rollout began this week. Latest vaccination figures show more than 94 per cent of those in aged care - and more than 90 per cent of those over 70 - have had their first booster.

Colbeck rebuffs calls to resign, criticises those wanting to ‘talk down’ aged care

Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck has dismissed further calls for him to resign, saying during a fiery round of questioning at Senate estimates that the number of deaths in aged care from the virus were not an indication of performance.

Just 66 per cent of aged care residents have received COVID-19 booster

Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck yesterday told a parliamentary committee that while 89 per cent of aged care residents have had two vaccine doses, at present only 66 per cent have had their third, or booster, dose.

Head of vaccine roll-out says aged care workers an ‘absolute priority’

The military chief in charge of Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout insists aged care workers remain a priority.

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