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In the case of a conscientious objection about receiving, authorising, prescribing or administering
COVID-19 vaccination, practitioners must inform their employer and/or other relevant colleagues
(where necessary) of their objection as soon as reasonably practical. For example, a practitioner’s
personal beliefs may form the basis of a conscientious objection to particular treatments.
In addition to the above, it is important that practitioners inform their patient or client of their
conscientious objection where relevant to the patient or client’s treatment or care. In informing their
patient or client of a conscientious objection to COVID-19 vaccination, practitioners must be careful
not to discourage their patient or client from seeking vaccination. Practitioners authorised to prescribe
and/or administer the vaccine but who have a conscientious objection must ensure appropriate
referral options are provided for vaccination.
While some health practitioners may have a conscientious objection to COVID-19 vaccination, all
practitioners, including students on placement, must comply with local employer, health service or
health department policies, procedures and guidelines relating to COVID-19 vaccination. Any queries
about these should be directed towards the individual employer, health service, state or territory
health department and/or education provider for registered students. National Boards regulate
individual practitioners and not health services or state and territory health departments. Queries
about COVID-19 vaccination programs should be directed to the Commonwealth, state and territory
governments which are responsible for these programs.
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