Victorian Government COVID-19 Response: Mandatory Vaccinations for Authorised Workers
On Friday, 1 October 2021 Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan and Treasurer Tim Pallas announced all authorised workers in Melbourne and regional Victoria 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 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 ensure there is enough vaccine to meet demand the Victorian Government is expanding vaccination locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
You can access a list of authorised workers here.
Caseload and Vaccination:
In the last 24 hours Victoria recorded 62,883 tests; detecting 1,143 new locally acquired cases. Victoria now has 10,944 active community cases.
There are 395 people in hospital, with 87 in ICU and 59 on a ventilator. Of those in hospital, 74 per cent are not vaccinated, 21 per cent have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 5 per cent are fully vaccinated.
As of Friday, 1 October 2021, 80.01% of eligible Victorians have received their first dose, while 49.1% of Victorians are fully vaccinated.
You can book a vaccine appointment here.
Further Hawker Britton Occasional Papers on the activities of the Victorian Government are available here.
For further coverage of Labor Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic see Hawker Britton Briefs here.
For further coverage of Liberal Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic see Barton Deakin Briefs here.