If a successful COVID-19 vaccine is acquired, NSW health authorities are more likely to introduce a ‘no jab, no entry’ policy rather than mandatory vaccination, the state’s top doctor said.
Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant told Ben Fordham on 2 GB that there are precedents for non-vaccinated citizens refusing admission to certain locations.
In such cases, “protect the most vulnerable groups” in society, such as those in aged care facilities and hospitals, was being done.
The announcement made yesterday by the Federal Government that it had signed a letter of intent with the UK-based drug firm AstraZeneca.
The deal will see Australia buy enough doses for every Oxford University vaccine citizen if it’s proved to be effective.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he wanted the vaccine “as mandatory as possible”. But he has since walked back on compulsory vaccination suggestions.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told A Current Affair that he “wouldn’t rule out” refusing entry from overseas to unvaccinated Australians.