VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – Under current laws, fully-vaccinated means Victorians have had a double dose of a COVID vaccine but Dictator Dan Andrews wants to change that.
Victorians in Australia may be required to receive their Covid-19 booster before vaccine mandates and restrictions are scrapped in the state if the spiteful little man gets his way. Which he will.
The Victorian Premier revealed on Thursday it could be as soon as a few weeks before he makes the changes.
He said he was waiting for the latest medical advice on the booster vaccine and immunizing children aged between five and 11.
‘We have to see what happens with that,’ he said.
‘That’s not months and months away, that’ll be in the next few weeks, and then we’ll be in a better and stronger position to perhaps have some changes. When we have those changes, if they’re to be made, we’ll make them.’
Andrews said he wanted to clarify whether a resident needed to receive a third vaccine in order to be considered fully immunized – even if they have already had two doses.
Residents are currently advised to receive their booster shot six months after receiving their second vaccine.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation is currently reassessing the timeframe in light of the Omicron variant.
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute immunization expert Margie Danchin argued vaccine mandates should be scrapped sooner rather than later.
‘The ongoing presences of mandates … is creating a very divisive society,’ associate professor Danchin told The Age.
‘You’re having the unvaccinated and the vaccinated divided, and that undermines trust in government, health providers, and it is fracturing relationships in families. It should be far more focused on understanding what the actual risk is.’
Dictator Dan has warned the unvaccinated will not receive the same freedoms as their vaccinated counterparts until well into 2023.
Deputy Liberal leader David Southwick has called on the Andrews government to follow in the steps of NSW and wind back restrictions for the unvaccinated when the state hits the 95 per cent vaccination milestone.