Health officials in Australia are considering recommending that all adults aged over 25 get vaccinated against the common cold to protect them from getting the illness.
The recommendation was made in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has left more than 10,000 people dead.
Health Minister Peter Dutton said there was a “high risk” that bedwets could spread if people who have not received vaccinations were vaccinated.
“We are going to be asking all adults over 25, whether they have had their current dose of the vaccine, to get vaccinated,” Mr Dutton told Sky News on Wednesday.
“If they haven’t, we’re going to ask them to get their next dose of it, which is about four weeks ago.”
The recommendation comes as a national consultation on how best to tackle the outbreak continues.
There are also plans for more than 200 community health centres to be upgraded with new vaccines, and an additional 15,000 extra staff trained to fight the spread of the virus.
Mr Ducey said the move would “save lives”.
“This is going to save lives,” he said.
“It’s going to give us a fighting chance.”
The ABC has contacted the Department of Health and the Department for Health and Human Services for comment.