25 Aug 2021

Aged Care Association supports mandatory vaccination

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 25 August 2021

The aged care sector says it would support any moves by the government to mandate vaccinations for its work force. 

The Health Minister continues to consider a move to mandatory vaccinations for front line health workers as 'a last resort'.

However Chris Hipkins has confirmed he has asked for advice on whether to make vaccines mandatory for frontline health workers who come into contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases. 

Currently only border workers - people working at MIQ facilities, ports and airports are required to be vaccinated. 

Aged care facilities do not know how many of their health workers are vaccinated as it is still voluntary.

Kathryn speaks with Simon Wallace, the chief executive of the Aged Care Association.

MIQ and border workers getting Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine.

Photo: Supplied / Ministry of Health

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