The Prime Minister has announced a 21 May 2022 federal election and as such the Department of Health is operating in accordance with the caretaker conventions.
All aged care providers are invited to a live, free webinar on Wednesday 27 April 2022 from 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST on upcoming changes to the mandatory reporting requirements on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccinations.
The department is making improvements to the reporting template for providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination rates. The changes will better support facilities to report accurately on their resident and worker vaccination status and to capture the winter dose status of aged care residents.
All aged care providers are required to use the new reporting template from Tuesday 3 May 2022 via the My Aged Care provider portal.
For residential aged care providers, the changes will include:
- a clear distinction for residents who have received a single dose only, two doses only (primary course) or a booster dose
- a new data field on the number of unvaccinated residents
- a new data field on the number of residents who are medically unsuitable or decline vaccination for additional doses
- a new data field on residents’ COVID-19 Winter doses.
Residential aged care providers are strongly encouraged to start preparing now by putting in place record keeping processes to commence reporting from 3 May 2022 on the new data sets.
For all aged care providers, the new template will provide a clear distinction for reporting the number of workers who have received a single dose only, two doses only (primary course) or a booster dose. The changes will support more accurate reporting by only enabling workforce data to be entered against one data set.
Providers will not be required to report on workforce COVID-19 winter dose vaccines which are voluntary and available only to those workers who meet the criteria for a winter dose as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.
To support providers with the transition, the webinar will walk through the changes made to the template, and include a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have regarding the new functionality.
Online resources will also be available to assist you to transition to the new reporting data sets, including step-by-step user guide and factsheets.
Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022
Time: ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS and VIC – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
NT and SA – 12:30pm to 13:30pm
WA – 11:00am to 12:00pm
How to join
Webinar – join using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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This webinar will be recorded and available on the department’s website for on demand viewing.