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Mandatory vax info webinar for in-home and community aged care workers in WA and Tasmania

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To support in-home and community aged care workers in Western Australia and Tasmania, two special live webinars are scheduled for next week on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

The webinars, which will include students on placement, volunteers and subcontractors, will assist those in this area to:

  • find out more about their state public health direction on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for in-home and community aged care workers and how it applies to them
  • get information about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine safety
  • find out how to access a priority COVID-19 vaccination.

The free webinars will have a live Q&A discussion to answer questions workers might have on COVID-19 vaccination and on public health directions for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for in-home and community aged care workers.

Western Australia

The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 1pm-2pm AWST (WA time).

Chaired by Frances Rice, Senior Nursing and Midwifery Advisor, Department of Health, panellists include:

  • Dr Clare Huppatz, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Public and Aboriginal Health Division, WA Department of Health
  • Cathy Haffner, Director, Aged Care COVID-19 Vaccine, Department of Health
  • Russell Herald, Assistant Secretary, Home Support Operations, Department of Health
  • Rebecca Richardson, Assistant Secretary, Home Care and Assessments Branch, Department of Health.
  • A union representative, yet to be announced.

To join by personal device or computer, click here:
https://health-au.webex.com/health-au/j.php?MTID=m286692fde117ccb3a42342a51bfe6f82
Event number: 2650 113 5555
Event password: 9876 (9876 from phones)
To join by phone, call (02) 9338 2221 and use access code: 265 011 35555

Tasmania

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday December 1, 2021 from 10am-11am AEDT (Tas time)

Chaired by Frances Rice, Senior Nursing and Midwifery Advisor, Department of Health, panellists include:

  • Dr Katarzyna Clarke, Public Health Medical Officer, Tasmanian Vaccination Emergency Operations Centre (TVEOC), Tasmanian Department of Health
  • Graeme Lodge, Communications Manager, Aged Care Emergency Operations Centre (ACEOC), Tasmanian Department of Health
  • Vivek Foot, Aged Care Coordinator, Health and Community Services Union
  • Cathy Haffner, Director, Aged Care COVID-19 Vaccine, Department of Health
  • Russell Herald, Assistant Secretary, Home Support Operations, Department of Health
  • Rebecca Richardson, Assistant Secretary, Home Care and Assessments Branch, Department of Health

To join by personal device or computer, click here:
https://health-au.webex.com/health-au/j.php?MTID=m66a8bc34db79124c3887c6f708a42011
Event number: 2654 423 5372
Event password: 9876 (9876 from phones)
To join by phone, call (02) 9338 2221 and use access code: 265 442 35372

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