Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has issued a stern rebuke to those wishing not to take the COVID vaccine, while announcing the location of the state’s second tax-payer funded injection room.
“These people are a danger to the health care system and I will not have our medical staff at risk,” Andrews told the press conference at a Melbourne CBD construction site.
“You’ve made a selfish decision not to get a jab and that’s fine. Just know that you aren’t entitled to put other people at risk.”
Andrews made it clear that the second injecting room would “respect the privacy of those affected by drug addiction.”
“With another injection room, you can inject your recreational drugs and assault nurses in a safe environment, without fear of stigma or ostracization.”
Andrews also announced Ambulance Victoria would be increasing its callout fees in the CBD area and adding a special ‘overdose levy.’