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Victoria Covid-19 update: state to recruit 1,000 vaccinators from students, retired nurses – video

Acting premier James Merlino has said in response to ‘extreme demand’ on the health system, Victoria is seeking to recruit some 1,000 people with appropriate knowledge and experience to come on board with the vaccination rollout. He is calling on health students, retired nurses and people with experience in health settings to be trained and deployed across state run vaccination clinics. Merlino also said more than 6,600 health workers were currently unavailable for work because they were sick with Covid-19, were close contacts or other reasons. He said hospitals could call a ‘code brown’, where leave is cancelled for workers, at any time ► Subscribe to Guardian Australia on YouTube * Follow the Australia news live blog for the latest updates * Ambulance Victoria issues code red alert and NSW under ‘unprecedented’ pressure from Omicron wave Continue reading...
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