Workers in the Victorian Hotel Quarantine Program who refused to be vaccinated against the CCP virus are stuck at full payment.
Some workers refused the vaccine for medical reasons, but at least one worker refused because of concerns that the vaccine could affect her fertility.
“All staff working at our active quarantine hotel must have at least the first vaccination. If you are not vaccinated, you will not be able to make a shift at the hotel,” said Hotel Quarantine. A spokeswoman for COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria, who is responsible for the program, said. Australian person..
“We work with a small number of unvaccinated staff outside the hotel to arrange alternative jobs.”
Currently, all hotel quarantine staff have been vaccinated with at least one Pzifer vaccine, and 46% have not yet received a second vaccination. Most workers also take the N95 mask fit test.
Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Alan said on Tuesday that all hotel quarantine staff would need at least one vaccine jab when the program resumes on Thursday.
Hotel quarantine officers are required to prove vaccination by presenting a vaccination card or a printed copy of MyGov medical records each time they arrive at work.
When Victoria resumes its hotel quarantine program for the third time, it will receive news of vaccine denial. The program was suspended on February 13 after the state was blocked for five days due to a cluster infection at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport.
Holiday Inn, Novotel Ibis Melbourne Central, Pan Pacific, Holiday Inn on Flinders, Element Melbourne Richmond near Melbourne Airport used for state quarantine program, Holiday Inn on Flinders Street ready to take COVID-positive travelers It’s done-19. Element Melbourne Richmond accepts people with medical conditions and complex needs.
Victoria’s opposition leader, Michael O’Brien, told Australians that Victoria couldn’t afford to blockade anymore.
“We know that the last two workers have ruined the hotel’s quarantine,” he said. “This time, the government needs to get it right. Victorians rely on it.”
AAP contributed to this report.