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RACGP president pleads for lessons from COVID-19 vaccine rollout to not be forgotten

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has warned against a return to “business as usual” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged leaders to heed vital lessons from the vaccine rollout.

Aged care home and community care staff encouraged to get vaccinated

Aged care staff working in home care and community services are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible to ensure increased protection for the vulnerable older Australians for whom they care.

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.

Nationwide COVID-prevention policies in aged care are having a devastating affect on staff and residents alike

Locking down residential aged care facilities has been seen by many providers during the pandemic as the only means of shielding residents from the incoming tidal wave of COVID-19 infections. But it's an intervention that has had serious side effects. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

COTA calls for an ‘Essential Visitor’ system in aged care after damaging impacts on residents due to extended lockdowns

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia is calling on all state and territory governments to immediately ensure that their public health orders and directions relating to COVID-19 and nursing homes include a provision that all aged care residents have access to at least one ‘Essential Visitor’ who can see them in person, even during a Covid outbreak.

Informed consent a must for vaccinations in aged care to boost protection and assurance: McCabe

Dementia Australia has welcomed the COVID-19 vaccination booster program to commence in residential aged care homes this week, with CEO Maree McCabe AM saying for residents living with moderate to severe cognitive impairment it is essential clear communication and enough time is provided, to enable informed consent.

AACC slams Vic health dept, saying all visitors to aged care homes should be fully vaxxed

The Australian Aged Care Collaboration says it is disappointed that Victoria’s new Public Health Order, coming into effect at 6pm today, will not require all visitors to residential aged care to be fully vaccinated.

Nationwide aged care booster shot rollout begins following approval

The first aged care residents have received their COVID-19 boosters, after a third vaccine dose was approved by the country's peak advisory group.

CHA welcomes booster shot but wants it compulsory for all health and aged care workers

Catholic Health Australia says it welcomes the approval of a booster COVID-19 shot, but is calling on the Government to ensure health and aged care workers remain a priority and that the shots are compulsory.

Australia given thumbs up for COVID-19 booster shot, aged care sector a priority

COVID-19 booster shots are expected to be available in a matter of weeks for all Australians aged 18 and over, after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received provisional approval by the Therapeutics Goods Administration Wednesday morning.

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