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Recording of webinar on COVID-19 booster vaccinations in residential aged care now available

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A recording of the live webinar on the COVID-19 booster vaccination rollout in residential aged care, held on 3 November 2021, is now available on the Department’s website.

Aimed at residential aged care providers and services, residents, their families and representatives and workers, the webinar provides detailed information on the upcoming national roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine booster program in residential aged care.

Hosted by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Richard Colbeck and deputy secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Michael Lye, the webinar features presentations from the National COVID Vaccine Taskforce and Commonwealth Department of Health representatives as well as Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) CEO, Craig Gear.

Topics covered include:

  • What you need to know about COVID-19 booster vaccinations
  • How the in-reach booster clinics will be delivered
  • Roles and responsibilities of vaccine providers and facilities
  • How to prepare for an in-reach clinic, including consent
  • What to do if it’s been less than six months since the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • How to support and engage with residents and workers.

The webinar includes 30 minutes of Q&A and is an important information source for residents, their families and representatives and the aged care workforce in general.

Guidance resources to support your booster clinics

A range of resources and guidance material is available for all residential aged care providers and facilities on the department’s website.

The COVID-19 Vaccination – Residential aged care providers section has the latest information to assist aged care providers to prepare their facility, residents and workers for the booster clinic program. These include:

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