Aussie PM wants mandatory vaccination ahead of NRL restart

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison says players who refuse to get a flu shot should be banned from competing in the NRL.

Morrison is adamant players should abide by a “no jab, no play” policy after Gold Coast anti-vaxxer Bryce Cartwright refused to receive the mandatory flu jab.

Titans star Cartwright has rejected a request to be vaccinated as part of strict measures to re-start the NRL competition on May 28 and must now explain his actions to NRL chief medical officer Paul Bloomfield.

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An NRL spokesperson said players who refused to receive the shot would be dealt with on a case-by-case basis amid consultation with club and NRL medical staff.

 


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