Australia's leaders have been urged to abandon political disputes in a crucial meeting over bringing the coronavirus vaccine rollout forward for over-50s.
Scott Morrison will chair Thursday's national cabinet gathering, which is set to finalise plans to expand the program to AstraZeneca jabs for people aged 50 to 69.
Australian Medical Association deputy president Chris Moy said state and federal governments needed to show real leadership.
"We need the band to get back together again," he told Sky News.
"The national cabinet must understand this is too big to politicise. Just get on with the job with speeding up the vaccination program for those aged over 50."
India's devastating coronavirus outbreak is also on the agenda with repatriation flights driving up case numbers at the Northern Territory's quarantine centre.
There are 24 active cases at Howard Springs with 22 of those detected in returned travellers from India.
The Asian giant recorded more than 295,000 cases in one day according to its most recent figures, with the numbers outstripping the NT's entire population by about 50,000.
A Morrison government spokesman said medical experts were working with states and territories to ensure quarantine is as safe as possible.
"The situation in India is rapidly evolving. National cabinet is expected to receive further advice on the situation before making any decisions," he said.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has called for Australia to consider a temporary ban on all travellers from India.
In the past month, 20 of the 49 cases found in WA hotel quarantine came from there.
Queensland's reduced cap for international arrivals has been extended for one week.
The prime minister, premiers and chief ministers are also set to consider plans for mass vaccination sites for people under 50.
NSW will establish mass vaccination hubs which are expected to be operating in about a month.
Victoria is using a number of large facilities, including Geelong's former Ford factory, providing AstraZeneca shots for anyone over 70 with or without bookings.
Queensland won't shift to mass vaccination centres until bulk supplies can be guaranteed, which is not expected until the final three months of the year.
The federal government is under the pump over the behind-schedule rollout with concerns about vaccination rates for people in aged care and disability.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese will on Thursday visit a Melbourne nursing home where no residents or staff have been vaccinated.
"What a debacle. The residents of St Kilda's Sacred Heart Nursing Home were told this week they will finally receive their jab - next month," he said.
More than 118,000 aged care and disability residents have received a first dose but the figure falls to just over 65,000 for full vaccinations.
There are about 190,000 people in those groups, considered to be among the most vulnerable.
The numbers are overwhelmingly in aged care with just 6.5 per cent of all disability residents receiving a jab.
Australian Associated Press