Prison workers caught off guard by vaccine mandate

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 9:18AM
(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Prison workers caught off guard by vaccine mandate

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Oct 2021, 9:18AM

Prison staff have been taken by surprise by the Government’s move to include them in mandatory vaccination.  

All staff working in New Zealand prisons now need to get their first dose by October 30 and both doses by December 1. 

Corrections Association Acting President Floyd du Plessis told Kate Hawkesby the news has come as a shock to members. 

He says they understand it was decided by Cabinet on Monday, but they're disappointed it wasn't announced sooner to help get things rolling. 

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