Health Minister Greg Hunt says Operation COVID Shield has opened up requests for workplace vaccinations from today until December.
“It’s looking to have the first of those vaccinations occur in the coming weeks in the first half of October,” he said.
Mr Hunt said this came from a request for tender which allows applications to the taskforce for vaccinations.
“This is an important step forward, it’s a request inviting applications, and Operation COVID Shield will move continuously through assessing those, commencing in a few weeks,” he said.
Mr Hunt also provided a nationwide COVID-19 update and said there had been 276,000 vaccinations administered in the past 24 hours and 7.4 million in the last 28 days.