Theallowing Covid vaccinations in the workplace, but Australians have been warned the plan still has some way to go.
in the workplace won’t be as simple as “running through a place and just giving shots”, Australians have been warned.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will meet with 30 business leaders on Wednesday to discuss the jab being administered in the private sector to accelerate.
Covid-19 Taskforce Commander Lieutenant-General John Frewen flagged the prospect of GPs and qualified nurses administering the vaccine at workplaces.
After storage requirements for thesupplies incoming, Australian Medical Association (AMA) Vice President Chris Moy said the model was feasible for the first time.
Regularwere already administered at many workplaces, but Dr. Moy warned replicating the model for would not be as straightforward.
“It’s not like running through a place and just.
like Pfizer and Moderna had a slight risk of anaphylactic reactions, meaning anyone administering them would need adrenaline shots.
Consent and recording requirements would need to be stringent, Dr. Moy said.
Vaccination must also be accurately matched to each individual to be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.
That would form proof of vaccination via a certificate or passport.
Dr. Moy welcomed Wednesday’s talks but said the model should not be implemented without medical input.
He said GPs had carefully guided their patients and an anxious public through the critical early phases of the rollout,roughly 4m doses ahead of where it could have been as it faced the highly infectious Delta strain. “GPs have busted a gut to get us this far; we’d have been naked without them,” he said.
Before the meeting, Mr. Frydenberg said everybody had “a role to play” in the, and the government and private sector were “engaged in the single, same task”.
“It is a Team Australia moment. It is about every aspect of the community working together, whether it’s households or businesses, whether it’s the not-for-profit sector or our amazing frontline health workers,” he told Today on Wednesday.
The CEOs of Coles, Qantas, Virgin, and Wesfarmers will attend the virtual meeting on Wednesday morning, with businesses pressuring theto speed up the rollout to avoid crippling lockdowns.
Lieutenant Frewen conceded vaccine supply remained the biggest impediment to workplace vaccinations, while anxiety over thewas heightened. But Mr. Frydenberg insisted dose numbers would double to 600,000 per and will jump to 2m weekly Pfizer doses by October.