The federal government claims a plan is in the works to set out when children as young as 12 will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines, despite supply constraints still impacting the country.
During question time on Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a plan would be presented on Friday which would reveal when children aged between 12 and 15 would have access to COVID-19 jabs in the coming months as part of the national rollout.
The question about when children having access to vaccinations coincides with Treasury announcing an expansion in financial support measures through government-backed loans for business financially bruised from persisting lockdowns.
Mr Morrison said the federal government has sought advice from ATAGI, but it is likely child shots will be available in the coming "weeks and months" while supply levels of mRNA vaccines increase.
"As the vaccine supply continues to increase week by week ... we will be able to vaccinate those aged between 12 and 15, alongside the rest of the population in weeks and months," he said.
In the 24 hours to Wednesday, 307,000 vaccinations were delivered nationwide which is a 15 per cent jumped compared to week ago.
Despite the bullish rise, Health Minister Greg Hunt warned a transport strike scheduled for Friday is threatening to disrupt vaccine distribution, particularly for NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
"There is one element which may affect distribution over coming days," Mr Hunt said during question time.
"There is the risk of a transport strike on Friday ... and we hope there is no impact on distribution, because an impact on one part of the system does have an impact on another part of the system."
Mr Hunt's response was in relation to questions put forward by Labor MP Tony Burke, who claimed vaccination clinics in south western Sydney were running out of supplies.
The health minister confirmed at the end of question time that no supply issues in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba have been lodged to his office.
NAB chief executive Ross McEwan also weighed in to the vaccine debate at an Australian British Chamber of Commerce event, claiming "Freedom Day" should be pencilled in for Melbourne Cup day, which is roughly around when immunisation rates should exceed the 70 per cent threshold.
Mr McEwan said states and territories need to stick to the plan for the benefit of the economy and for Australia to begin living with the virus.
"We've got a national plan let's stick with it and then this economy will open up and it will grow," he said.
"Having every state try to do their own thing on this ... makes it incredibly difficult to play in one country called Australia."
The captain of Australia's largest business bank coincided with the expansion of the SME Recovery Loan Scheme to include small businesses battered by lockdowns.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said it will ensure lenders will be able to provide funds to businesses needing ongoing support.
The scheme allows banks to lend money 80 per cent underwritten by the federal government to businesses for loans of up to $5m over a 10-year period, with interest rates usually between 3.5 and 4.5 per cent.
Loans can either be secured or unsecured and are available until December 31.
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