- Vaccine deadline passed overnight for more than one million workers in Victoria
- Professional athletes, lawyers and journalists must now be fully vaccinated
- Services Vic app allows parents to upload children’s vaccination certificates
Published: 07:57 AEDT, 26 November 2021 | Updated: 08:26 AEDT, 26 November 2021
About one million Victorian workers must now be fully vaccinated to continue working after a major vaccination deadline passed overnight.
All those in jobs on the state’s authorised worker list were required to have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination by Friday, November 26.
Industries on the list include AFL and other professional athletes, lawyers, journalists, mining workers, court staff and personal trainers.
It comes as the Services Vic app has been updated to allow parents and guardians to add their children’s vaccination certificates.
Previously, parents had to carry printouts to prove children under 14 had been vaccinated to attend places like non-essential retail stores and events.
But the app now allows dependents to be added, so a child’s digital vaccination certificate can be included with their parent’s or guardian’s.
Foster carers will also be able to add a kid’s certificate to their app, as long as they have access to the child’s Medicare account.