Australian Medical Association Urges Government To Rethink Mass Vaccination Hubs

Australia’s doctors are pushing for more clinics to speed up the country’s lagging COVID-19 vaccine program — a strategy they say would be more effective than creating mass inoculation hubs.

Omar Khorshid, President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) said on Thursday that larger centres would pose “huge logistical challenges,” including difficulties in finding enough medical staff to manage the facilities.

“You need to find a workforce from somewhere, and we are not aware of large numbers of registered nurses and doctors who are available to manage these centres,” he told ABC Radio.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that he would discuss setting up the centres with state and territory leaders, which would vaccinate those aged over 50 from as early as June. Read more…..


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