Calls for healthcare vaccine mandate in Victoria

Victorian hospitals are struggling to track unvaccinated staff – sparking concerns they will infect vulnerable patients with COVID.

Documents obtained by the Herald Sun reveal managers are unable to access immunisation records as vaccinations are not mandatory for healthcare workers.

Some hospitals are trying to collect the information themselves, but workers are not obliged to cooperate.

The government is under pressure to mandate vaccines in the sector as an outbreak at Royal Melbourne Hospital grows.