NSW backtracks on making vaccine boosters mandatory for health workers

by Alison Ryan

Fri 4 Feb 2022

Decision puts state at odds with counterparts in Victoria and South Australia who have already mandated a third jab

The New South Wales government will not seek to mandate booster shots for healthcare workers, DESPITE calls from VICTORIA to change the definition of a fully vaccinated person to include a third dose.

[The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) is currently preparing advice for national cabinet that is expected to recommend expanding the definition of full vaccination against Covid-19 to three shots.]


Last week the NSW premier, Dominic Perrottet, said changing the definition of fully vaccinated “makes sense”, and in early January the state’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, said that “anybody for whom vaccination was mandatory already will now have boosters mandated”.

But on Thursday Hazzard told the Guardian that after consulting with both the Health Services Union and the Nurses and Midwives’ Association the state government would no longer push ahead with the mandate for the state’s strained health workers.

“Certainly in early January, when the numbers were increasing dramatically off the back of Omicron and before the number of furloughed workers started dropping, as health minister I was certainly serious about moving towards a mandate position for the third dose,” he said.

“But I also then did what I hope any sensible health minister would do and that is talk to those that represent our health workers, being the HSU and also the Nurses and Midwives’ Association and others, and they made it clear that health workers are, as we all know, quite exhausted and tired from two years of intense frontline work.”

Hazzard said:

“We’ve decided to take essentially a more encouraging and nurturing approach to getting them all [boosted], rather than forcing the issue and jumping in with mandates,” he said.

“They are all double vaccinated and chances are they will proceed to get a booster regardless. They’re health workers and the vast majority would understand the need to get the booster.

“That’s the current position NSW is taking. We would like to work with our health workers.”

But the secretary of the Health Services Union, Gerard Hayes, told the Guardian he had lobbied the government not to push ahead with a third-dose mandate.

“It’s been two and a bit years, health workers are tired. They’re beyond tired. They’re chronically fatigued and at the edge of their tether. We don’t believe you can just put a health order on top of a health order. This is about bringing people with you.

“They’re health workers. They don’t need a ‘do this or else’. We’re all mature and we know what’s going on now. We have said, don’t drop another bomb on them and say, ‘Here, do this’.


Let’s keep our eye on the goals!

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    France is slowly releasing its grip. In France the people have been on the streets for 29 weeks and will probably be protesting until all restrictions are totally lifted.


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    Go aussie!


    iNCLUDING IN France where people have protested for 29 consecutive weeks – they probably won’t be stopping until all restrictions have been released.


  4. “I think the dam is breaking”

    February 7, 2022
    School Mask Mandate to Be Lifted in New Jersey

    Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey, a Democrat who has imposed some of the nation’s most stringent pandemic-related mandates, will no longer require students and school employees to wear masks, signaling a deliberate shift toward treating the coronavirus as a part of daily life. The new policy will take effect the second week of March, two years after New York and New Jersey became early epicenters of a virus that has since mutated and resurged, killing more than 900,000 people nationwide.

    Mr. Murphy’s move follows a decision last month by the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, to rescind his state’s school mask mandate. The Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut also said last week that they were re-evaluating school mask mandates that are soon set to expire.

    Last week, after meeting with President Biden at the White House during an annual governors conference, Mr. Murphy suggested it was time to reconsider how to manage the virus. “The overwhelming sentiment on both sides of the aisle,” he said on Wednesday, “is we want to get to a place where we can live with this thing in as normal a fashion as possible.”

    “We need to get them back to normal,” said Dr. Lucy McBride, an internist in Washington, D.C., who has joined other doctors in calling for an end to school mask mandates.

    “I think the dam is breaking,” she added.



  5. Although it would make a great meme, keep your eye on that Royal Commission Elite Paedo List under Howard’s 90 year suppression order. This will make the politute having goat sex look like the ho-hum section of the Kompromat File.

    Let’s hope the Freedom Campers down in Canberra can turn up the heat over that List. Except for Senator Heffernan, the corporate agents pretending to be the Commonwealth of Australia Government are all silent [complicit] about that List, cutting their ‘ bases covered’ signs to all the other Masons in the know and protecting the paedos.


  6. “Can someone please tell me what the politicians name is that Brad Hazard has a picture of them having sex with a goat ”



  7. It’s Let’s Go, Brad_on Hazzard as far as I’m concerned.


  8. daviddd2 It’s NOT bradon is “Let’s go Brandon”.
    Looks like Hazzard has realised he’s not unaccountable but he thinks he can BS his way out of the crimes he has already committed = fool! The only way now is to do a plea bargain but he’s still going to get the rap for deaths he’s caused so he might get his sentence commuted to life, instead of hanging, depends on the mood of the jury. Don’t like his chances.


  9. Can someone please tell me what the politicians name is that Brad Hazard has a picture of them having sex with a goat ?

    I mean how is this bastard still there ?

    Come on someone has gotta know 🐐


  10. Looks like the health workers have woken up to Hazzard and told him where to stick it. He’s obviously demented but not to the point of risking his self preservation. Mass resignations and staff shortage crises in the health sector just wouldn’t look good, would they!

    Imagine if they tried forcing the 3rd and 4th booster shot and the health care workers said “Nah, nuff is enuff! Rack off.”

    So let’s go, Bradon, I say.


  11. Someone needs to take a close look at the composition of ATAGI – mostly too close to vaccine companies, mainly Pfizer. Did the government know this? Almost certainly. Should ATAGI members stand aside? Absolutely. Will the Labor Party, Greens or the outspoken Jacqui Lambie speak out? Don’t make me laugh.


  12. Someone needs to take a look at the conflicts of interest among ATAGI members – too close to vaccine companies, mainly Pfizer. Is this deliberate government policy in action? Most likely. Do ATAGI members need to stand aside? Absolutely! Will the Labor party, Greens or the outspoken Jacqui Lambie speak out? Don’t make me laugh.


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