That is outrageous. They should have prioritised those with the most contact first, but the admin workers being the decision makers does mean they are like to self select.At the hospitals I work at all Admin staff who have no patient contact were in 1a.
it was reported that in the PA hospital in Brisbane although doctors and nurses working with covid patients had not all been vaccinated the Admin staff had been.
It has already been decided, it is to be built in VIC
We all know Pfizer can cause clots. And AZ.
This is a really stupid decision, having all vaccine capability in a single geographic region is illogical. One natural disaster can take out both.
Smart thing to do would be put anywhere but Victoria.
Agreed, Melbourne is the capital of med tech and research in AU, so it makes sense from that perspective.The main natural disaster that effects Victoria are bushfires, floods and wind. It is not cyclone prone, for example, and whilst it does get occassional tremors, not particularly earthquake prone either.
The first two are manageable through finding a suitable location out of fire and flood risk areas (and probably best not to co-locate with other vaccine production) and third and earthquakes through design of the structures. I'm struggling to think of two pieces of non co-located infrastructure in Victoria that have been affected by natural disasters at the same time - or even by the much more likely industrial accidents/human caused disasters. The last significant piece of infrastructure in the state that was "taken" out - and my memory may be a bit faulty - that I can recall was the Longford Gas Plan in 1998.
On the positive side, the support that is provided by an expertise retain in Melbourne & Monash Universities and the Doherty Institute probably is a huge plus for a Victorian location.
We can make vaccines locally and import. The overseas supply is from a different city to locally manufactured.
Of course it also assumes we can be provided with the IP to manufacture. I don't see the issue with Victoria. Some excellent research facilities. Of course, South Australia would be better but we are focussing on, umm, something else?
Which is why producing locally in ONE city here makes sense to protect against overseas supply issues. We’re too small to justify producing in multiple cities.Which is what we have now, but relying solely on overseas supply for modern vaccines leaves us vulnerable to supply blockages.
I laughed. Sometimes you just need to lighten things up around here. Even at my own states expense.Someone trying to make an unfunny joke. My opinion re not putting both facilities in the one city, would be the same no matter which state/territory the current facility was in.
Which is why producing locally in ONE city here makes sense to protect against overseas supply issues. We’re too small to justify producing in multiple cities.
If it gets to the point that two vaccine productions presumably located in different parts of Victoria, or even just different parts of Melbourne, are simultaneously wiped out, the country (given that 25% of the population lives in Vic), will have much much bigger problems to deal with.....