Still many questions over mandatory aged care vaccinations
Luke Grant is joined by Annie Butler, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Secretary, who continue to strongly encourage aged care nurses and carers to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but is concerned that mandating vaccinations for the aged care workforce could be a ‘political decision, not a health decision’.
According to the ANMF, there is still ongoing confusion and very little detail on how mandatory vaccinations would be implemented.
They are concerned that there is still no guarantee of special paid leave to assist aged care staff get their vaccinations and the $11 million pledged for workers, is just a mere $30.00 allocated for each worker still unvaccinated.
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