The AstraZeneca vaccine is now available to all Australian adults who understand the risks and are willing to take the vaccine.
Prime Minister after an emergency ministerial meeting on Monday evening Scott Morrison announces The UK vaccine was recommended for people over the age of 60, but current advice does not prohibit people under the age of 60 from being vaccinated.
“This advice does not prevent people under the age of 60 from receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Morrison said. “Therefore, if you want to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, we recommend that you talk to your GP, and we have already made an announcement to support additional consultation with your GP, so talk to them. I can. “
“Well, if [people under 40] If you want to go and talk to your doctor and take advantage of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you can, “Morison added later.
Lieutenant John Fluen said he didn’t think it was a backflip of his previous health advice. Instead, he said it was about giving the public the opportunity to make informed choices that understand the risks of getting COVID-19 against the risk of getting vaccinated quickly.
“What they have done is to take a very cautious approach to minimize adverse effects … Therefore, risk-based decisions need to be made about giving people access to vaccines. ” Frewen said Tuesday 9.
Morrison also announced the implementation of a negligence-free compensation system for general practitioners who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“And secondly, we offer compensation to those general practitioners, so they are actively involved with you and you can make the best decisions for your health.” He said.
Under this scheme, GP is not responsible for any vaccine side effects that may occur in the recipient.
It is common practice for governments to compensate for newly researched medical products and ensure that medicines are generally administered to the pharmaceutical and health industries.
Dr. Karen Price, President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, said the compensation system means that the GP can confidently start conversations with young people who want the AZ vaccine.
“I think the most important group are those who are hesitant to take a second dose of AstraZeneca.” Price said 3AW radio.
Many Australians have canceled their second AstraZeneca shot after the government changed the health advice for vaccines used by more than 60 people two weeks ago.