Policy considerations for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination from the Collaboration on Social Science in Immunisation


Julie Leask, Holly Seale, Jane H Williams, Jessica Kaufman, Kerrie Wiley, Abela Mahimbo, Katrina K Clark, Margie H Danchin, Katie Attwell

Medical Journal of Australia, published online 12 September 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51269

Public attention has been intensely focused on how Australia can achieve the very high vaccination coverage needed for optimal control of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Governments and businesses have already mandated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination for workers in certain sectors, and vaccination is currently required for entry into many public venues in New South Wales and Victoria. International air travel without requiring an exemption is now possible for the fully vaccinated, as is the case in other countries. Outbreaks of COVID-19, with their restrictive public health measures, have meant there is widespread support to mandate COVID-19 vaccination in settings where people gather.

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