GPs urged to ‘hold the line’ against self-diagnosed vaccine exemption requests
An infectious diseases expert has echoed immunologist Professor Graeme Stewart’s message stressing the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for all Australians.
GPs across the state have been left frustrated by the number of patients requesting vaccine exemptions on the basis of self-diagnosed conditions.
University of Sydney infectious diseases paediatrician Professor Robert Booy outlined the vaccine ingredients, which carry an allergy risk, telling Mark Levy less than 1 in 1000 people are affected.
“It’s really important that GPs hold the line, and they recognise the very few exemptions that are important.”
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