Australian Health Advisory Board keeps itself away from vaccine obligations


The Australian technical advisory body to the Federal Minister of Health is moving away from the use of mandatory vaccines. This is a measure that has been criticized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an “absolute last resort.”

Dr. Chris Blyce, head of the Australian Immunotechnology Advisory Group (ATAGI), said on December 8 why 80-90% of the population has already been vaccinated, why national and quasi-state governments. Was asked by the company if they were taking over the vaccine obligations. ..

His answer was, “I don’t think it’s ATAGI’s job to answer that question.”

“We provide technical advice and believe in the benefits and safety of vaccination, but the method of implementing and deploying vaccination depends entirely on the state’s public health orders,” he said. Told the Senate Committee on Education and Employment.

“ATAGI does not provide delegation recommendations at any time.”

ATAGI’s comment should be applied only if Hans Kluge, WHO’s European Director, has exhausted all other viable options for improving vaccination intake. It is after saying.

He told reporters that the obligation could increase immunization rates, but the government should consider its impact on “people’s trust and people’s trust.”

“The effectiveness of mandates is very context-sensitive,” says Kluge. “What is accepted in one society or community may be effective and unacceptable in another.”

“Ultimately, mandates should never contribute to the growing social inequality in health and access to social services,” he says. Added..

His comments came after Austria first mandated COVID-19 vaccination for all residents over the age of 14 in Europe, which took effect on February 1, next year.

Holdouts are fined € 3,600 (US $ 4,066) every three months before being vaccinated.

Meanwhile, in recent months, Australian state and territory governments have developed a series of vaccine obligations to accelerate population immunization rates.

The obligation is intended for millions of Australian workers at risk of losing the ability to practice their chosen profession if they do not comply.

The issue is divisive and is one of the causes of massive national protests, employee proceedings against employers, and resignations from various industries.

Daniel Y. Ten