The jab about the delays on delivery of the life-saving medications came while the Sunrise team were wishing newsreader Edwina Bartholomew a happy birthday.
'Eddie, happy birthday! You spring chicken, you!' began Kochie's co-host Natalie Barr, 53.
Ouch! David Koch (right) has delivered a zinger about Scott Morrison's bungled COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Pictured with co-host Natalie BarrInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Bartholomew quipped, 'Yeah, 38, which is one year closer to getting AstraZeneca now. That's what they say!'
'Modern times,' Barr noted.
'You'll get it just in time for your 40th!' interjected Kochie, to uproarious laughter from his colleagues.
'It's true. Sad, but true,' Edwina mused.
Happy birthday to you: The jab about the lengthy delays on delivery of the life-saving medications came while the Sunrise team were wishing co-worker Edwina Bartholomew (pictured) a happy birthday
The gag comes amid a stuttering vaccine rollout and confusion over the safety and availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine in particular.
The Oxford University designed dose has been linked to extremely rare blood clotting in Australia and throughout the world, and in some even more rare cases proving fatal.
Two women, aged 48 and 52, have died in Australia after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, prompting the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation to only recommend the British jab, which the federal government was relying on for the bulk of its rollout, to people over 60.
But last week, with four states and territories in lockdown after multiple outbreaks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison walked back the recommendation and said those wishing to receive the vaccine should speak to their doctor.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Only around 7 percent of the Australian