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In the unlikely event I suffer an adverse reaction to a vaccination, what support will be available?

If you experience any adverse side effects following the vaccination, we encourage all members to submit a Workplace Incident Report and to make a workers compensation claim. In addition, should you require immediate medical assistance and have out of pocket expenses, you may be able to access the AFP's Early Intervention Program.   We have [...]

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What if I have a medical, religious or other reason for not being vaccinated?

We have been, and continue to, agitate that any vaccination mandate must contain robust protections for those with genuine reasons for not being able to be vaccinated. We understand that the AFP will provide exemptions to employees for two broad categories; medical and special circumstances.   We are currently engaging with the AFP further as [...]

By |2021-10-29T09:15:14+11:00October 29th, 2021||0 Comments

Can the AFP direct me to be vaccinated?

It is likely that the COVID-19 mandate will be regarded as lawful and reasonable for the majority of the AFP workforce, however there may be some minor exceptions to this based upon an individual’s particular circumstances (discussed further below in relation to exemptions). As the mandate is likely to be lawful and reasonable for [...]

By |2021-10-29T09:13:10+11:00October 29th, 2021||0 Comments

Is it discriminatory for my employer or a service provider to require me to get vaccinated?

In Australia, there are various legal frameworks in place to ensure employees are not unfairly disadvantaged on account of traits such as race and ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or degree of able-bodiedness. Vaccination status is not a protected attribute.

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Are vaccinations mandatory?

Mandatory vaccinations programs already exist in most parts of Australia for a range of vaccines.  They apply to workers whom public health authorities have identified as at risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19. Vaccination laws differ from state to state.  These mandates are generally, but not always, implemented through the use of Public Health [...]

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What if I have a medical, religious or other reason for not being vaccinated?

We have been, and continue to, agitate that any direction should contain robust protections for those with genuine reasons for not being able to be vaccinated. We understand that the AFP will provide exemptions in two broad categories - medical and special circumstances. Should you need assistance with seeking an exemption, please contact our [...]

By |2021-10-21T11:37:12+11:00October 20th, 2021||Comments Off on What if I have a medical, religious or other reason for not being vaccinated?

Are vaccinations a good idea?

Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family and the community from getting seriously ill from COVID-19.  Medical evidence indicates that vaccines are effective at reducing the likelihood that you will catch and spread COVID-19 to others.

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