Surgeon loses bid to keep working while unvaccinated

The Victorian doctor had sought a temporary exemption from COVID-19 vaccination pending a legal challenge to the state's mandate for healthcare workers

An unvaccinated surgeon will not be allowed to return to practice unless he receives his first vaccine dose after he failed to circumvent Victoria's compulsory COVID-19 vaccination rules for healthcare workers. 

Last week the doctor was refused a temporary exemption from vaccination, which he had applied for pending a hearing to have the state's vaccine mandate quashed.

Under the state’s public health directions, healthcare workers