Aussie businesses need to be able to help their employees get vaccinated by making it as easy as possible, ANZ (ANZ.AX) CEO Shayne Elliott said.
Speaking on 3AW radio Elliott said the situation with vaccines in Australia is “frustrating” and the bank is prepared to step up to do its part.
“We have to make it easy. I think this is a ridiculous analogy, but I was thinking about how we got over plastic bag shopping at the supermarkets. We sort of got over it because we made it easy. We have to make this easy for people,” Elliott said.
“And so that's why as an employer, we're really keen to be able to provide vaccines on site, so that our people can just get on with it. I think we've got to make it as easy as possible.”
Elliott said the images of long lines at testing and vaccination clinics isn't helping to encourage Aussies to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“None of us like seeing those shots on the TV with those extraordinarily long lines. That doesn't make it look like a fun thing. Things I think we got to make it as simple as possible,” he said.
“Employers have a really big role for onsite vaccinations, certainly from our perspective it's the way to go.”
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg revealed earlier this month some of the nation's largest companies had thrown their support behind Australia's rollout and were willing to assist where possible.
Among those in discussions was Wesfarmers, which owns Coles, Officeworks and Bunnings, Commonwealth banks, Telstra, Virgin and Qantas.