A piece of good news from the Australian Government!
To ensure the maximum possible vaccine protection in Australia, the government will also offer free doses to anyone in Australia, regardless of their visa status.
Visa holders, refugees, asylum seekers, temporary-protection visa holders, those on bridging visas and those whose visas have been cancelled will given free doses after the government’s top health advisors made the recommendation.
“Uptake of the vaccine is very important and the more Australians we have vaccinated, the better,” Mr Hunt said.
“We considered is that we need to make sure that everybody who’s on Australian soil is safe, and everybody who’s on Australian soil has access to protection.
“On the advice of the medical experts, the government has determined that we will offer vaccines to all people living in Australia to achieve the maximum level of coverage.”
Canberra Times February 4 2021 – 12:24PM