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New date and time for special COVID-19 webinar for Vic aged care workers

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All residential aged care workers in Victoria are invited to a special live webinar at the new date and time of Friday, September 10 from 2pm-3pm AEST.

The webinar is to provide information for Victorian residential aged care workers about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine safety, find out how to access a priority COVID-19 vaccination and to understand more about mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and how it will be applied from September 17.

The main purpose of the webinar is to answer questions residential aged care workers might have on COVID-19 vaccination and on the Victorian Public Health Order on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in residential aged care which will be released soon.

The host will be Commonwealth Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd and panellists will include:

  • Emma Catford, Deputy Secretary, Victorian Department of Health
  • Deborah Friedman, Duty Chief Health Officer, Victorian Department of Health
  • Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Health
  • A representative from the Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation
  • A representative from the Australian Health Services Union (HSU)

Panellists will cover topics such as:

  • why it is so important to get vaccinated against COVID-19
  • how workers can access priority Pfizer vaccinations ahead of the 17 September deadline
  • how workers will be supported to be vaccinated by their workplace and government
  • some of reasons workers might feel hesitant about getting vaccinated and how they can feel more assured
  • how mandatory COVID-19 vaccination will apply in Victoria.

Webinar details:

Friday, September 10, 2021

2pm AEST

Join from this event link.

If required:

Event number: 2652 338 1988

Event password: pxGW83WP77h (79498397 from phones)

Join by phone

02 9338 2221 (Toll free)

If required: Access code: 265 233 81988

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