The nation’s employers now have greater certainty and confidence to manage COVID workplace vaccinations following the introduction of a national no fault vaccine indemnity scheme, Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.
“Business is determined to help protect the health of the community, and one of the important roles we are playing is providing workplace vaccination programs to keep our teams safe.
“The federal government’s delivery of a national no fault COVID-19 vaccine claim scheme will ensure Australians are protected while removing the legal uncertainty for employers of all sizes administering vaccinations.
“The job of business is to help accelerate vaccine take up and assist with the government’s rollout. Today’s announcement will give thousands of businesses the confidence to get on with this task.
“We thank Health Minister Greg Hunt for listening and acting on the concerns of the medical, healthcare, business and insurances sectors.’’