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So far around the country, more than 17 million people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
That number doesn’t include young children, and while the medical regulator is considering vaccines for five to 11-year-olds, our youngest are unlikely to get vaccinated anytime soon.
While there are plans on managing COVID-19 in settings including aged care facilities, hospitals and schools, there’s no such national plan for dealing with the virus in childcare centres.
This week, a parliamentary committee heard from children’s advocates about what should be done to protect the very young from this disease.
Political reporter Katina Curtis joins me in Canberra to discuss what is and isn’t happening to keep COVID-19 out of childcare.
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