Health Minister Greg Hunt said yesterday around one million doses a week from the end of March would be made available.
Taro Kono, the minister in charge of the vaccination program, said the Olympic Games, due to start in Tokyo in July, did not enter his thinking as he attempted to secure enough supplies of the Pfizer vaccine, which Japan's government finally approved for use this week, as well as of the Moderna and AstraZeneca shots it has provisionally ordered.
Up to 1.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to quarantine and border workers, frontline healthcare workers and aged care and disability care residents and workers.
Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said the exact number of doses that will be allocated to the ACT is unknown.
"(The States) will be able to begin with the priority for hotel quarantine, they will also be focusing on other related workers, those that are most likely to come into contact with positive global arrivals".
Surveys have shown more than 60 percent of Japanese people prefer to "wait and see" about the safety of coronavirus vaccines before getting the shot themselves.
Some community pharmacies may also be able to administer the vaccine down the track, she said.
This is likely to commence when the AstraZeneca vaccine has begun rolling out across Australia as it can be stored like most other vaccines, meaning it will be more accessible to doctor's surgeries and pharmacies.
"These people who are vaccinating know how to do this already so it is about [learning] the specifics of the vaccine", she said.
Anyone who will administer the vaccine will have to undergo some training despite the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine being like any other jab, Dr Coleman said.
He said critical details, including when Australians would receive the vaccines, remained unclear.