Please note the below advice provided by the Victorian Department of Health to support COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers.
Currently there are priority bookings available across metropolitan and regional Victoria at both federal and state vaccination centres.
Individual Booking Options
All workers and residents in the residential aged care sector are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine (irrespective of age) and are able to access a priority booking to receive vaccination. Currently there are priority bookings available across metropolitan and regional Victoria at both federal and state vaccination centres.
Registrations are now open for group bookings at Victorian vaccination centres. Residential aged care workers will be prioritised for group bookings. This provides a pathway for aged care workers to access vaccination as a group at one of the state vaccination centres.
Group bookings and mobile vaccination services are available to help eligible people get access to vaccination, particularly those who are at highest risk of catching or getting very sick from COVID-19 and who also face challenges accessing COVID-19 vaccines.
Interested aged care services should complete the below registration of interest so the local vaccination team can organise as a priority a suitable booking.
Asymptomatic testing for VIC RACFs
Residential Aged Care Facilities are encouraged to offer asymptomatic testing for staff in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. You can request additional COVID-19 swabs from Melbourne Pathology by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Facilities should book a pick-up of swabs every day that samples are taken by contacting Melbourne Pathology's courier service on (03) 9287 7788. If you have any questions on collections, please contact Melbourne Pathology:
- Judith Matthews: Judith.email@example.com 0436 940 145
- Amanda Young: Amanda.Young@mps.com.auor 0433 839 202