Special COVID-19 webinar for residential aged care workers in the Northern Territory

All residential aged care workers in the Northern Territory are invited to a special live webinar on Friday 3 September from 2:00pm – 3:00pm CST (2:30pm – 3:30pm AEST).

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All residential aged care workers in the Northern Territory are invited to a special live webinar on Friday 3 September from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEST).

This webinar is for NT residential aged care workers to get information about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine safety, find out how to access a priority COVID-19 vaccination and to understand more about mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and how it will be applied from 17 September 2021.

The main purpose of the webinar is to answer questions residential aged care workers might have on COVID-19 vaccination and on the NT public health order on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in residential aged care, which was released on 19 August.

The host will be Commonwealth Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd and panellists include:

  • Dr Danielle Esler, Senior Public Health Physician, Public Health and Clinical Excellence, NT Department of Health
  • Assoc. Prof. Bhavini Patel, Executive Director of Medicines Management and COVID 19 immunisation lead, NT Department of Health
  • Jane Davies, Director of Infectious Diseases, NT Department of Health
  • Shereen Labib, Centre for Disease Control, NT Department of Health
  • Nicole Jarvis, Commonwealth Department of Health State Manager – QLD and NT
  • Cath Hatcher, Branch Secretary, Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation NT
  • Lauren Hutchins, Aged Care Divisional Secretary, Health Services Union (HSU)

Panellists will cover topics such as:

  • why it is so important to get vaccinated against COVID-19
  • how workers can access priority Pfizer vaccinations ahead of the 17 September deadline
  • how workers will be supported to be vaccinated by their workplace and government
  • some of reasons workers might feel hesitant about getting vaccinated and how they can feel more assured
  • how mandatory COVID-19 vaccination will apply in the Northern Territory.

Participants can submit questions to VacTaskForceAgedCare_Comms@Health.gov.au any time before the webinar.  Please note “NT Webinar” in the subject heading of your email.

Participants can also submit written questions during the live webinar, and this can be anonymously if preferred.

All residential aged care facilities are asked to circulate information on the webinar to all workers (including all full time and casual workers, contractors, volunteers engaged by facilities and students on placement) and to encourage attendance – particularly by those who are yet to receive their vaccination.

This is an excellent opportunity for residential aged care workers to have any concerns addressed directly.

Please note the webinar format will enable up to 1000 participants to join the live webinar. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the health.gov.au website.

The details to join the webinar are:

Date:  Friday 3 September 2021

Time: 2:00pm CST (2:30pm AEST)

Join online

Event number: 2652 338 1988
Event password: pxGW83WP77h (79498397 from phones)

Join by phone

If required: Access code: 265 233 81988