Premier Victoria Promotes Redefining Complete Vaccination as Triple Vaccination

Australians mandated a third dose of COVID-19 before being considered “fully vaccinated,” as Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said he wanted a redefinition of the term. There is a possibility of being vaccinated.

Prior to Thursday’s National Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister “properly protects people from serious illness” with “only three doses” and “attacks us next, whether or not the variant is on track.” “Anything can be prepared,” he said.

“This is not a double dose (or) double dose and a bonus. This is absolutely important and essential,” he told reporters.

“International evidence, our own experience, expert views, and hopefully both today’s ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunity) and the National Cabinet confirm that this is a three-dose project. Means that everyone knows and understands. “

Andrews said he hopes the confirmation will take place today.

However, according to Tasmania’s Prime Minister Peter Gutewin, ATAGI’s advice was not provided to leaders.

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Researchers are working on a vaccine against the new coronavirus COVID-19 at the Institute of the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 23, 2020. (ThibaultSavary / AFP via Getty Images)

If any changes are made to ATAGI’s advice, it is the responsibility of the states and territories to amend their respective public health orders.

Australians working under the Government of Andrews in health and geriatric care, emergency services, disability, quarantine accommodation, food rations and corrections must get their booster shots to continue working in the field. ..

Andrews said he hopes to add a group of workers to the list if the country’s cabinet decides to redefine the meaning of “complete vaccination.”

This change may also affect visitors to hospitality facilities and major events, requiring three doses instead of the current two.

“If it makes sense to mandate in specific dose 1 and dose 2 settings, I don’t think there is any reason not to do so,” the Prime Minister argued.

His opinion was reiterated by Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly, who said in early January that ATAGI had a weekly meeting to discuss potential changes in the vaccine program.

“There are some implementation issues to consider, but … the third dose is clearly important,” Kelly told reporters.

“We know that if Omicron or Omicron is present, it enhances protection against serious illnesses, infections and infections.”

According to the Victorian Health Department, reported by Australians on January 27, unvaccinated people account for 6% of the state’s population, but three of the ICU patients hospitalized for COVID-19. It occupied more than a fraction.

By January 27, 93.1% of people over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated and more than 7 million Australian adults have been vaccinated three times. However, booster shots are currently only available to people over the age of 18.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a Sydney-based Vietnamese reporter with a focus on Australian news. Contact her at [email protected]