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vaccination-mandatory

Vaccination Mandatory

Vaccination Mandatory

For authorised workers

The state government has announced that all Victorians on the authorised workers list will be required to get vaccinated to continue working on-site, including those in Gippsland.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the first dose is needed by 15 October and authorised workers must be fully vaccinated by 26 November.

"With supply of the vaccine finally becoming widely available, we are able to protect all workers who aren’t able to do their essential work from home and protect the roadmap to reopening," the Premier said.

Mr Andrews said that delivering the National Roadmap will put more pressure on Victoria's health system than ever before.

"It is still crucial we continue to protect our health system from being overwhelmed," he said.

"Our nurses, doctors, ambos and all of our health workers are working their guts out to be there for us and they need us all to do our bit.

"On the advice of our public health team, all workers – in Melbourne and regional Victoria – on the Authorised Worker list will require their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday, 15 October in order to continue working onsite.

"They will need to be fully vaccinated by 26 November.

"The advice from the Burnet Institute and all our public health officials is that vaccination remains our best protection.

"As authorised workers are currently moving around Victoria the most, it’s vital they get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and all of Victoria," Mr Andrews said.

For a list of authorised workers, click here and go to pages 9 to 14: www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210926%20-%20Table%20of%20Restrictions_1.pdf

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The 15 October deadline will not apply to workers who already have existing requirements under CHO directions – groups like construction, freight, healthcare, aged care and education will still have to comply with previous advice.

"To help ensure these workers can receive their vaccine in time, we’re expanding our GP and pharmacy grant program to priority LGAs in regional Victoria, and doubling the number of grants available for the existing LGAs – providing more of our primary care network with $4,000 and $10,000 grants to boost their hours and staff and ultimately, get more vaccines into the arms of Victorians."

For more information call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

To book a vaccination through state-run centres – or to see links for how to book at your local GP or pharmacy – visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine

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