Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 3AW account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 3AW content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Police union calls for priority access to COVID-19 vaccine

Neil Mitchell
Article image for Police union calls for priority access to COVID-19 vaccine

There are concerns police, including those about to work in hotel quarantine, aren’t being prioritised in the vaccine rollout.

From today, paramedics get priority access at Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccination hubs.

But Police Association Secretary Wayne Gatt told Neil Mitchell police weren’t being afforded the same luxury, despite also working in high risk settings.

“There’s been a change in direction from health that says members in hotel quarantine have to have the vaccine 14 days prior … what that decision has done has pushed police into the queue and in many cases right to the back of it,” he explained.

He said it was both concerning and frustrating.

Press PLAY below to hear Wayne Gatt express his concern

Picture by Getty iStock

Neil Mitchell
Advertisement