Practices can dismiss staff who refuse vax, Avant says

It says practices must first conduct a risk assessment and consider alternatives, such as additional PPE or allowing the employee to work from home

Practices that dismiss staff who refuse COVID-19 vaccinations will likely have the law on their side even without a government mandate, Avant says.

Georgie Haysom
Georgie Haysom.

It comes as national cabinet considers making vaccination mandatory for all healthcare workers, with the AMA arguing that GP practice owners need legal certainty to insist on vaccination as a condition of employment.