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Peter Collignon: Mandates help to hit the 95% benchmark

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Publish Date
Mon, 21 Feb 2022, 7:53pm
(Photo / Bevan Conley)
(Photo / Bevan Conley)

Peter Collignon: Mandates help to hit the 95% benchmark

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 21 Feb 2022, 7:53pm

An Australian infectious diseases expert has given his verdict on vaccine mandates. 

The Prime Minister says restrictions such as vaccine passes and mandates can begin to ease once the Omicron wave has passed. 

Peter Collignon told Heather du Plessis-Allan mandates help get vaccination rates from 80 percent to 95 – but there's about five percent you just can't reach. 

“Mandating vaccines after you hit 95%, other than in specific places, you know, age care for instance, because for cafes and general community you’re probably going to get marginal extra benefits.” 

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