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Vaccine rollout

Upcoming changes to My Aged Care provider reporting for all aged care providers

The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.

Health minister flags that second COVID-19 booster being considered

Australians could find out in a matter of weeks whether they need to receive a second COVID-19 vaccine booster ahead of a predicted winter surge in infections.

Qld aged care deaths revealing boosters lag, laments deputy premier

Queensland deputy premier Steven Miles has called out PM Scott Morrison for not ensuring the aged care sector had received third doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. "There is no explanation for why so many people in aged care are double vaccinated but not boosted when the Prime Minister said they would be," Miles said.

‘Why wait on ATAGI, Minister, change definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ now’ – CHA

Catholic Health Australia is calling on Health Minister Greg Hunt to step up and immediately change Australia’s official definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ from two doses to three.

Just 66 per cent of aged care residents have received COVID-19 booster

Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck yesterday told a parliamentary committee that while 89 per cent of aged care residents have had two vaccine doses, at present only 66 per cent have had their third, or booster, dose.

I’m an aged care worker – how can I access a priority booster dose?

To continue to protect senior Australians living in aged care facilities and the community, all aged care workers are being strongly encouraged by the Federal Deapartment of Health to get a booster dose as soon as they are eligible – three months after their second dose.

Omicron research data from UNSW reinforces urgency for third vaccine dose

In an ultra-secure lab at the Kirby Institute at UNSW, a team of researchers have been working to understand the effectiveness of vaccines against the Omicron variant - and the first round of data is definitive: boosters are key. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Vast majority of Australians say they want COVID-19 boosters

More than seven-in-10 vaccinated Australians say they will definitely get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when it is recommended to them, new analysis from the Australian National University (ANU) shows.

World Vision says vaccinate the world now, or face an endless cycle of mutant strains like Omicron

Fragile nations are doomed to be stuck in an endless cycle of COVID-19 strains, and therefore put nations across the globe at risk, unless the world urgently addresses vaccine inequity and hesitancy, according to World Vision.

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.

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