Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is Now the Preferred Option for Those Aged Under 50 [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is Now the Preferred Option for Those Aged Under 50 [Headlines]

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it's too early to determine what effect a change in advice for the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine will have on the vaccination rollout.

By Hope NewsroomFriday 9 Apr 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Medical authorities are advising Australians aged under 50 to receive the Pfizer vaccine instead, in light of possible links between the AstraZeneca jab and rare blood clots.

But the chief health officer insists the AstraZeneca jab is still safe for older people.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it’s too early to determine what effect a change in advice for the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine will have on the vaccination rollout.

The rollout will be top of the agenda at today’s National Cabinet meeting.

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner said overall she’s happy with the Federal Government’s response to recommendations in the Respect at Work report.

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Sexual harassment at work will be valid grounds for dismissal under changes to the Fair Work Act.

It’s one of 55 recommendations from the report accepted by the Federal Government.

A police officer has been charged with assaulting a man during an arrest in Sydney’s north-west.

The officer’s employment is now under review.

Two pedestrians have been injured in separate crashes in Sydney.

An 80-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition after being struck while crossing a road at Padstow.

A 23-year-old man has suffered head, neck and leg injuries at Ultimo.

The Cancer Council is urging parents to get the message to their children, that vaping can be dangerous to their health.

Students as young as 13 are being caught vaping in school toilets.

A “polar blast” of Antarctic air is set to sweep across New South Wales this weekend, bringing rain, snow and plunging temperatures.