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Information for residential aged care workers

COVID-19 and vaccine rollout information and resources for residential aged care workers and residents.

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Vaccination is the most effective protection against COVID-19. Protecting residents in aged care and the workers who care for them is a priority.

Residents in over 2,500 residential aged care facilities across Australia have been fully vaccinated through the Commonwealth’s vaccine roll out in aged care. Residents who wish to be vaccinated and have missed a second dose or are not yet vaccinated should be supported to access a COVID-19 vaccine. This could include a GP in-reach service to administer vaccinations.

To ensure residents and workers are protected, it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by 31 October 2021.

Residential aged care services must also now keep records and report on the number of residents and workers who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

This will assist governments and residential aged care providers to understand how many residents and aged care workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. It will help to understand risks to residents and workers to prepare, plan and respond to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Booking your vaccine

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

The COVID-19 eligibility checker provides details of available clinics in the local area. Workers can also call the dedicated phone line for the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 or register for an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination clinic.

More information

For more information, please click through to the Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine website or follow the links below.

Resources

The Department of Health has provided the following collection of resources to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout within residential aged care facilities.

Brisbane North PHN is here to support RACFs in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region during COVID-19 vaccination rollout for residents and workers. Please contact us if we can be of assistance at agedcareprojects@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.