Social Issues

Vaccination Delay for People with Disability

Posted on: Fri 30 Apr 2021

The Australian government began their rollout of COVID-19 vaccines back on February 22nd this year and from Monday has plans to open vaccinations to any Australian over the age of 50.

This announcement was made following a Senate committee hearing last week revealing that only 6.5% of disability care residents had received the vaccine, sparking outcry from the disability community accusing the government of not prioritising those in our population with a disability.

Social epidemiologist and Chair of Disability and Health at Melbourne University’s School of Population and Global Health, Professor Anne Kavanagh joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to discuss the government’s approach to vaccinating people with disability.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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