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Swan insists third dose of COVID-19 vaccine not just a ‘booster’ – it’s a must

ABC radio journalist and author Dr Norman Swan has told delegates at the LASA virtual forum From Pandemic to Endemic: The Future of Aged Care and COVID-19, that we must redefine the COVID-19 vaccine schedule as a three-dose regimen.

Please explain: What is a booster and why do I need one?

A high COVID-19 vaccination rate is allowing even the hardest-hit Australian states to begin to return to normal. But why do we need a third shot? Professor Janaki Amin, from the Macquarie University Department of Health Systems and Population, explains.

Less than two weeks until COVID jabs becomes mandatory for workers in aged care

Residential aged care workers across Australia have less than two weeks to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before it becomes a mandatory requirement.

Priority access for Victorian residential aged care workers to get vaccination

Victorian-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics are prioritising access for all residential aged care workers, including volunteers engaged by aged care facilities and students on placement at residential aged care facilities.

Racing to 80 per cent vaccination rate our ticket to opening up: Grattan Institute report

Reopening Australia before four in every five Australians are vaccinated risks the rampant spread of coronavirus and hospitals being overwhelmed, the Grattan Institute says.

Govt ramps up prioritising of residential aged care worker vaccinations

The Commonwealth is rapidly increasing access points for residential aged care workers to get vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible.

So… what is the latest advice on AstraZeneca?

With much speculation in the media and in the general public, following is an update on who should receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Roving vaccination clinics set up in response to NSW COVID-19 outbreaks

The Federal Government is deploying roving COVID-19 vaccination clinics to 94 residential aged care facilities located in the seven Local Government Areas (LGA’s) declared as COVID-19 hotspots.

WA premier to order mandatory vaccination of aged care workers

The Australian Financial Review has reported that WA premier Mark McGowan will make it compulsory for aged care workers in his state to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

PM backs calls for mandatory COVID vaccines for aged care staff

Coronavirus vaccines could soon be mandatory for aged care and disability workers in a bid to lower the risk of nursing home deaths.

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