One million Victorian workers must be vaccinated to stay working


One million Victorian workers are facing the loss of their jobs after the COVID-19 vaccination deadline set by the Daniel Andrews Government came into effect today, November 26th.

Certified workers in 33 industries and sectors, including sports, education, manufacturing, arts, community, entertainment, justice, utilities, transportation, retail and religious groups, will be vaccinated twice by Friday November. I needed to. 26, Health Order (Health Order under the direction of COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Worker)pdf).

In order to work in the field at work, the authorized worker must have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or provided the employer with evidence that he / she has valid evidence of a medical exemption. It will not be.

The same applies to staff working in schools, childcare and early education services starting November 29th. Healthcare professionals are required to present evidence of vaccination or medical exemption from December 15th.

The news comes from the state government confirming that eight state-owned vaccination clinics will be closed on Friday due to lower dose rates starting this week.

If the Therapeutic Goods Department approves vaccinations for children over the age of 5, 15 metropolitan and regional sites will manage booster shots and first and second shots for children under the age of 12. Because of this, it will remain open next year.

Changes will be made when the Services Victoria app is updated to allow parents and guardians to add vaccination certificates for their children.

Previously, parents carried printed vaccination certificates for children under the age of 14 to check in at non-essential retail stores and events.

However, you can now add dependents in the app. Therefore, it is now possible to include a child’s digital vaccination certificate for parents or guardians.

Children over the age of 14 have their own Medicare account, so they can present their vaccination certificate to the Services Victoria app in the same way as adults.

Victoria recorded 1362 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths on Friday, a record high for daily cases since November 1.

Epidemiologist Nancy Baxter, a professor at the University of Melbourne, said: [COVID-19 cases] Stubbornly [high] level. “.

“Because we are very open and opened with a very high level of COVID,” Baxter said in Nine News on November 25th.

The increasing case is 73,419 tests processed on Thursday, which matches the higher number of tests.

On November 24, Victoria reached a major milestone with over 90% of people over the age of 12 being fully vaccinated.

Marina Chan

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