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Covid-19 Australia: Politician argues Australians who refuse the jab be banned from public life

Covid 19 Australia Politician argues Australians who refuse the jab be


Australians who refuse to get the Covid vaccine should be excluded from public life and even banned from leaving their homes, according to one South Australian politician.

Upper House politician Frank Pangallo, from the SA-Best party, has called for coronavirus vaccinations to be made compulsory with proof of the jab carried in a ‘vaxport’. 

Mr Pangallo said the document would make it an easy task for authorities to immediately and efficiently determine if a resident had received the jab. 

He proposed it be made compulsory for a person to be vaccinated to travel, go to work and enter public or hospitality venues including pubs and restaurants.

A politician in South Australia has called for the introduction of 'vaxxports' to allow people to go to pubs, shops and restaurants only if they've got a Covid vaccine (pictured, locked down Fairfield in Sydney's south-west on Sunday)

A politician in South Australia has called for the introduction of ‘vaxxports’ to allow people to go to pubs, shops and restaurants only if they’ve got a Covid vaccine (pictured, locked down Fairfield in Sydney’s south-west on Sunday)

SA-Best Upper House politician Frank Pangallo (pictured) has called for coronavirus vaccinations to be made compulsory with proof of the jab carried in a 'vaxport'

SA-Best Upper House politician Frank Pangallo (pictured) has called for coronavirus vaccinations to be made compulsory with proof of the jab carried in a ‘vaxport’

‘While people might still have a choice whether or not to get vaccinated, what they can do in the community will need to be controlled and restricted,’ Mr Pangallo said.

‘They would need to be a requirement incorporated with QR code information that if you want to travel on public transport, airlines, enter venues, shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, you will need to show you have been vaccinated. 

‘It might also have to apply for workplaces.’ 

Mr Pangallo said that while he understood that some residents would perceive the measures as drastic and draconian, the nature of the virus could not be predicted, Adelaide Now reported. 

The politician also recommended Australians get the choice of which vaccine they receive, instead of be forced to take one they don’t want. 

He said Australia was on the cusp of a health and economic catastrophe that called for strong and decisive leadership to prevent a gridlock of constant lockdowns. 

Mr Pangallo said that while he understood that some residents would perceive the measures as drastic and draconian, the nature of the virus could not be predicted (pictured, testing in Fairfield on Sunday)

Mr Pangallo said that while he understood that some residents would perceive the measures as drastic and draconian, the nature of the virus could not be predicted (pictured, testing in Fairfield on Sunday)

Data from SA Health reveals more than 37 per cent of 510,500 residents have been double-jabbed and are among the highest per capita data of doses

Data from SA Health reveals more than 37 per cent of 510,500 residents have been double-jabbed and are among the highest per capita data of doses

Data from SA Health reveals more than 37 per cent of 510,500 residents have been double-jabbed and are among the highest per capita data of doses with 43.3 per cent per 100 people. 

Of the population, 37 per cent of people aged over 16 have received their first dose of the vaccine, however less than 14 per cent have had their second. 

SA Health wants 80 per cent of the adult population vaccinated by October, with 9,970,746 doses administrated across the country as of Friday. 

Authorities hope to ramp up the glacial roll-out scheme with expansions of the vaccine hub in Port Lincoln and the addition of a new mass hub in Grawler. 

SA Health currently have more than 108,000 vaccines stockpiled, with 57,000 of those Pfizer doses.

Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said that while authorities were seeking compulsory jabs for those in high-risk professions, it wasn’t in the pipeline for the wider population. 

‘This is a modern way of dealing with a pandemic and I’m pretty confident we will get very high rates of vaccine coverage in our state,’ she said. 

Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier (pictured) said that while authorities were seeking compulsory jabs for those in high-risk professions, it wasn't in the pipeline for the wider population

Chief public health officer Professor Nicola Spurrier (pictured) said that while authorities were seeking compulsory jabs for those in high-risk professions, it wasn’t in the pipeline for the wider population

SA Health wants 80 per cent of the adult population vaccinated by October, with 9,970,746  doses administrated across the country as of Friday

SA Health wants 80 per cent of the adult population vaccinated by October, with 9,970,746  doses administrated across the country as of Friday

Health Minister Stephen Wade who also did not support the pursuit of compulsory vaccinations echoed the health officer’s sentiments. 

Mr Wade said with the arrival of another 25,000 Pfizer doses in SA this week, public response to getting the jab had been ‘good so far’.  

The health minister said he wanted to avoid pressuring the general population into mandatory vaccinations and said he felt confident in the wider community. 

‘I certainly agree with Professor Spurrier that we should continue to maintain our commitment to the Australian people that the vaccine will be free and voluntary,’ he said. 

‘I’m very confident with the South Australian community as supplies become more available … we’ll have an effective vaccination rate to help us move out of this pandemic.’  

The SA politician has argued that those who refused to get jabbed be banned from public and hospitality venues such as bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants

The SA politician has argued that those who refused to get jabbed be banned from public and hospitality venues such as bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants



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