Sumary of Young, unvaccinated face Delta risk: Foley:
- Gus McCubbingAAPCamera IconVictorians aged under 50 are disproportionately represented in the state’s latest COVID-19 outbreak.
- “We continue to see this outbreak being concentrated in the young and the unvaccinated,” Victorian health minister Martin Foley told reporters.
- “The message is pretty clear – being fully vaccinated keeps you safe, keeps you out of hospital and, more importantly, keeps those that you love and are supporting in your community safe,’ Mr Foley said.
- There were 39,148 vaccinations administered at state-run clinics on Friday, but more than 11,000 Astra-Zeneca vaccination bookings remain available in Victoria.
- Victorian women are who more than 24 weeks pregnant will get priority access at state-run vaccine hubs from Sunday, Mr Foley added.
- Monash Health obstetric services director Associate Professor Ryan Hodges said COVID-19 infections made pregnant women five times more likely to need a hospital visit.
- “We don’t want to be delivering babies at 24 weeks,” Dr Hodges said.
- “These babies are tiny, they have significant short-term health problems, significant long-term health problems.