Dictator Dan Andrews announced today that all authorized workers in Victoria, Australia will be required to be vaccinated by the 15th of October or face losing their jobs.
From October 15, every authorized worker in Victoria will need to have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose and two doses by November 26 or they will lose their job.
Workers who will now be forced to get jabbed to stay in a job include cleaners, farmers, retail workers, personal trainers, spa workers, and priests.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced the mass vaccination order on Friday as Victoria recorded 1,143 Covid cases – a fall from Thursday’s 1,438 but still double the number from 10 days earlier.
‘I would not be making this announcement if we didn’t believe that this was absolutely critical to having less days like yesterday, and to making sure that days like yesterday don’t become 3000 (case) days or 4000 days – we can’t have that,’ Andrews said.
He dismissed suggestions that the mandate infringed on people’s freedom to make their own decision on their healthcare.
‘I’m not taking lectures on freedom from people who will hold all of us back,’ Andrews said.
‘There’s too much at stake. We’re not making this decision for fun; we’re not making it lightly or flippantly.
‘This is what has to be done to get us open.’
THE VICTORIAN WORKERS COVERED BY THE NEW COVID VACCINE MANDATE
From October 15, anyone leaving home to work in the following professions and industries in Victoria will need to have received at least their first Covid-19 vaccine dose:
Interpreters and cultural workers
Funeral or mortuary services
Retail goods workers supporting click and collect
Members of parliament and their electorate staff
Commonwealth agency services, including the Australian Border Force
Film, television and documentary workers already in production
Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing