Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt with the announcement

  • to take delivery of the first of 25 million Moderna doses
  • will begin arriving between July and September
  • says the mRNA vaccine will play a key role in the nation's booster strategy against virus variants

AZ is the widely used vaccine at present in Australia, vaccinations are currently open to those 50+ years only.

Alternatives to AZ will be used for those under 50 due to the apparent risks.