Sports Medicine Australia wholeheartedly supports the combined initiatives undertaken by the Commonwealth Government and Australian National Cabinet to vaccinate Australians in the fight against COVID-19.

It is critical that we strive for the highest possible rates of vaccination across the community to facilitate moving to a new COVID-normal state of life, which includes the resumption of community sport and physical activity for the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

We understand that the path to normality will continue to present challenges for sports medicine professionals across the country at all levels. We therefore encourage all members, associates and participants in sport to get vaccinated when eligible, unless otherwise advised by a qualified medical professional. High uptake of vaccination remains our best tool in the fight against COVID-19.