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Media Release – Informed Decisions about Vaccination the key to Transplantation

By December 6, 2021No Comments

Transplant Australia supports the decisions by transplant units across Australia for compulsory vaccination for patients waiting for a transplant.


Transplant Australia CEO, Chris Thomas, responding to a story ‘no jab, no transplant’ in The Courier Mail said Transplant Australia was very sympathetic to the concerns of anyone waiting for a transplant.


“It is an extremely troubling time for patients as we are still waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel from this pandemic. However, evidence from across the world clearly shows both patients waiting and those with a transplant are safer having been vaccinated against COVID-19,” Mr Thomas said.


“Transplant Australia has spent the past 18 months advocating for recipients and those waiting for a transplant because of their compromised immune status to be given early access to vaccination. We are pleased the Federal Government has prioritised this group of Australians.


“All the data from across the world demonstrates the overwhelming benefits of vaccination versus non-vaccination. It is clear being vaccinated provides these patients waiting with increased protection as they proceed through the transplant process, being exposed to other patients as they visit hospital or clinic.

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