Someone needs to remind Dan, Scotty and co that it’s 70% of 16+ instead of announcing incorrect figures
Agree with all of that but don’t incorrectly say that 70% of Victoria is fully dosed. Say that 70% of 16+ is fully vaccinatedHealthy unvaccinated kids are extremely unlikely to die from COVID. The national plan refers to the 16+ population for reopening targets so the percentage for 16+ is ultimately what matters.
Vaccination rates for 12-15 year-olds are doing well for first doses so fully vaccinated numbers should follow and 12-15 should reach 70% fully vaccinated sometime in November in NSW and VIC at least.
Under 12s are ineligible to get vaccinated and even less likely to die than teenagers.
We can’t stay locked down because young kids for whom COVID-19 is like a bad flu are unvaccinated.
CovidLive.com.au has a somewhat different take (as of yesterday):Looks like WA is now going to beat NT and Qld.
|Est. 80%||Est. 90%|
Pressure is mounting for an urgent plan to roll out booster doses to healthcare workers, but ATAGI is yet to outline its advice on the issue."From my personal own perspective, the evidence is clear that we see waning immunity ... particularly six months and beyond after the initial vaccine course is completed," he says.
"I think booster vaccinations will be really important to some of our sensitive settings. I'm thinking about healthcare workers, I'm thinking about aged care workers and residents.
"I would strongly endorse such an approach and I would really welcome that national guidance coming out as quickly as possible, because it's an important issue that's playing out right now and we urgently need that guidance and national consensus.
"I am sure Victoria would be very, very happy to be an active partner in making that happen as quickly as possible."
per ABC blog
Victoria says Commonwealth advice on a vaccine booster program is 'urgently' neededVictoria's Acting Chief Health Officer Ben Cowie says his state's health team is in "daily communication" with Commonwealth colleagues about approving a program for booster shots for healthcare workers and the aged care sector.
Pressure is mounting for an urgent plan to roll out booster doses to healthcare workers, but ATAGI is yet to outline its advice on the issue.
NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has this week said she expects that advice will be released by ATAGI "very, very shortly" and her state is also poised to immediately begin the booster program rollout.
Thanks to ABC News Melbourne's Joseph Dunstan for this report.
and the more vocal they will become. Looking like nowhere to hide.Increasingly nowhere for the anti-vaxxers to hide!
Woolworths, Coles, Aldi to roll out vaccine mandates for staff
Australia’s three major supermarkets, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi are beginning to roll out vaccine mandates in a major push by some of the country’s largest retailers to protect shoppers and staff from COVID-19.
More than 250,000 workers across the three companies will need to be vaccinated to work in the companies stores, distribution centres and support offices as businesses prepare to live with COVID-19 as lockdowns end and Australia begins to reopen.
Australia’s three major supermarkets are beginning to roll out vaccine mandates in a major push to protect shoppers and staff from COVID-19.www.theage.com.au
I've never tried a little blue pill.I'll take whatever vaccine as a booster that is what the medical world recommends.
I sort wish I had AZ instead of fizer as the efficacy seems to last longer & better.
Bit like that old blue pill....
Just went into pharmac_ and got very little questions directed at me. Was asked if I wanted Moderna or AZ. Obviously ticked no on the paperwork (yeah, I know that’s bad)Was it all above board getting the 3rd jab?
What's actually stopping anybody walking into a chemist to get a 3rd jab?
Is there a rule / law?
6 months has gone past for a few ppl since jab 2.