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NSW, Victoria, SA and ACT cut Covid vaccine booster interval as Sydney nurses protest conditions

Doctor describes ‘very dire’ situation with non-ICU trained nurses working in ICU wards, patients not being fed or showered

The interval for a booster shot will be reduced to three months in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and the ACT amid unprecedented strain on hospitals as Omicron cases surge.

The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced on Wednesday morning the move would take effect on Wednesday while NSW premier, Dominic Perrottet, said the change would be implemented from Friday in that state.

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