Top stories of 2021: Part one

Paul Hayes

20/12/2021 12:32:59 PM

A combination of freedoms, lockdowns, surging COVID cases, mask rules, a complicated vaccine rollout, and more has made it an eventful year for GPs.

2021 on a calendar
Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 dominated the general practice news cycle in 2021.

As the year draws to a close, newsGP counts down the 10 most-read stories for 2021.
With a global pandemic still raging, COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle nearly two years after it emerged.
How does Australia’s new digital vaccination certificate work?
(Published 14 June)
People who have received both doses of AstraZeneca or Pfizer can now access digital proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID.
Who is actually eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine exemption?
(Published 29 October)
With different vaccine mandates now in effect across Australia, newsGP explores the criteria and processes for exemptions in each state and territory.
COVID-19 vaccine efficacy fades over time: Study
(Published 25 August)
Vaccine-induced immunity against infection appears to slowly reduce as months pass, but evidence around hospitalisation is less clear. What does this mean for boosters in Australia?
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2021 general practice GPs top stories


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