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Australia denies organs to unvaxxed transplant patients

By Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist

The Australian state of Queensland is denying life-saving organ transplants to patients who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the state’s official health agency, Queensland Health, patients must have “a minimum requirement of two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to receiving a kidney, lung or heart transplant.”

Queensland follows national and international practices regarding transplantation and vaccination protocols,” the department said in a statement. “The safety and wellbeing of all our patients is our number one priority.”

Authorities within the agency went on to defend the mandate, arguing that such a policy was put in place to protect the immunocompromised.

“A recipient is highly immunosuppressed post-transplant, which is why it’s incredibly important for the person to be vaccinated prior to transplant. Queensland Health prioritises safety before, during and after a transplant,” the department said. “That is why the Queensland Kidney Transplant Service has endorsed a minimum requirement of two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to receiving a kidney, lung or heart transplant.”

“Prior to transplant and as per normal process, the recipient must ensure all of their vaccinations are up to date. The COVID-19 vaccination is no different,” it added.

Patients who choose to forgo receiving the COVID shot will be forced to wait until the restriction is removed to have their respective procedures, according to 7News, with the policy set to be officially reviewed in February 2022.

Read more at The Federalist.

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