The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.
Public and private hospital staff, ambulance service workers and those in public residential aged care will need to receive their annual flu jab before August 15 each year under rules rolled out on Friday. The mandate comes as the RACGP urges the nation to prepare for a potential resurgence of flu and get vaccinated early.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has warned against a return to “business as usual” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged leaders to heed vital lessons from the vaccine rollout.
Numerous Australian medical experts have backed calls for a third COVID-19 vaccine dose this week, to ensure the ongoing protection of elders. Leading the charge was doctor and journalist Dr Norman Swan, who told the ABC that the discourse should shift from talk of ‘boosters’ to a formal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination as a three-step programme.