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AMA says Omicron underlines need for more vigorous rollout and national quarantine facilities

The emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant underlines the need for Australia to develop a network of dedicated quarantine facilities and to pursue the roll out of booster shots more vigorously, the AMA said on Monday.

Australia should look to the outstanding vaccination example set by our aged care workforce: opinion

Our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Professor Alison McMillan, says our aged care workforce deserves the nation's gratitude for its commitment to caring for and protecting senior Australians by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Aged care facilities nationwide soon to be able to welcome back visitors

Aged care facilities across Australia will be opened to visitors under a plan agreed to by National Cabinet. The AHPPC has outlined the principles to remove restrictions on visitation to residential aged care facilities.

Heated debate continues to rage over compulsory aged care vaccinations

Making the COVID-19 jab compulsory for all nursing home workers could tip an already strained sector over the edge, union leaders fear.

Catholic providers warn of aged care vaccination blind spot

Aged care providers have warned of a coronavirus blind spot if community workers are not included in a vaccine mandate. Catholic Health Australia, which represents residential...

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