Management of unvaccinated individuals in healthcare settings

8 days ago
By: Daphne Atkinson

The Ministry of Health has issued a position statement on the management of unvaccinated individuals in healthcare settings to address concerns from clinicians and providers regarding in person consultations with unvaccinated patients, and the issue of requiring a negative test for COVID-19 prior to a non-urgent consultation.

The Ministry of Health's statement expresses the view that individuals cannot be refused access to health care. Any restrictions to access health care must be based on risk assessment and the onus is on the provider to justify that any risks support restrictions. There is currently no evidence that the application of an alternative pathway based solely on vaccination status, or the routine incorporation of unvaccinated asymptomatic individuals into a high-risk pathway is justified.

Read full statement here