Vulnerable Australians forgotten in race to reopen

The first doses of vaccine arrived on Australia’s shores on February 15 and most of the highest priority people were to have received at least a first dose by April. The strategy was sound – but you need more than words on a page to make strategy become reality.

Turns out for most of these priority groups, there was no actual plan. Unsurprisingly seven months later with more than 17 million vaccines delivered, many of the most at-risk Australians remain unprotected.

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Emergency management, Health, Mental Health, Medical

Professor Anne Kavanagh

Every Australian Counts

Date published:
Thu 2nd Sep, 2021