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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.