Yarrawonga Chronicle

Mandatory jab for essential workers

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Hundreds of thousands of Victorians will be forced to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed to work.

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said on Friday every Victorian worker on the authorised worker list would have to be first dose vaccinated by Friday, October 15.

The Premier said the vaccine mandate would help avoid Victoria’s hospital system becoming overwhelme­d.

Authorised workers must be fully vaccinated by November 26.

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