Transcript of Radio Interview
Note, comments in square brackets [JGH: ] are mine. Bold emphases also are mine.
Neil Mitchell: Prime Minister, good morning,
Prime Minister: Good morning Neil.
Mitchell: Thank you for your time, if we are going to be open by the end of the year, will that mean everybody has had both, is properly vaccinated with both vaccines or both shots, or just one?
Prime Minister: Well, two shots, but not everybody. I mean, there’s no country in the world where everybody would ever get it.
Mitchell: No, anybody what who wants it.
Prime Minister: Everybody who wants it. That’s the key point. And we’ve got to get the vaccination rates to the thresholds that are needed to to go to that next phase. And that’s the next key thing we have to decide, is those vaccination rates we have to achieve to enable that very outcome. But certainly in terms of the supply of vaccines, the rate of vaccination, we’re achieving now more than a million a week, almost 40 per cent of Australians have now had their first dose. And those second doses are now under the advice where you can get your AstraZeneca second dose from between four to 12 weeks and your Pfizer was already three weeks. So we will see those continue to rise in the months ahead …