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  • In this edition: NSW – Updated advice for aged care providers, ACT – CHO Updated advice and Qld – Updated advice for RACFs.

  • In this edition: Updated ATAGI recommendations on the use of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, weekly reporting requirements on aged care workforce COVID-19 vaccination, new translated factsheets for aged care workers about reporting of COVID-19 vaccination status

  • In this edition: First dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics completed across residential aged care, Translated videos for aged care workers on COVID-19 vaccination and more.

  • In this edition: Reminder: Single site arrangements for COVID-19 impacted areas of Greater Melbourne remain in place until 24 June 2021, NSW Updated advice for aged care providers and QLD update advice for RACF's.

  • In this edition: Webinar – Trauma-informed practice in aged care: Wellbeing and self care strategies for staff; ACT – Updated advice; SA – Vaccination Super Thursday for RACF staff

  • On 4 June 2021, the Australian Government announced the introduction of a new reporting tool for all approved providers of residential, in-home and community aged care services to report on the COVID-19 vaccination status of their aged care workforce.

  • What's new: Single site arrangements for COVID-19 impacted areas of Greater Melbourne extended to 24 June 2021, New reporting requirements on aged care workforce COVID-19 vaccination – updated information and more.

  • In this issue: Continued Support to aged care through COVID-19, New translated videos for aged care workers on COVID-19 vaccination, Reminder: Online resources to support aged care workers receive COVID-19 vaccinations

  • What's new: Victorian aged care COVID-19 zoning and wayfinding advice, NSW: Updated advice for residential aged care facilities and home care services, ACT: Updated advice for high risk settings and Grief and trauma support for the aged care sector

  • What's new: Webinar on Aged Care IPC Update : Thursday 3 June 2021, OPAN meeting for Victorian aged care residents, COVID-19 vaccine access prioritised for Victorian aged care workers and more.

  • What's new: Supporting aged care workers on COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Sonic Pfizer Macquarie Park clinic now open. Reminders: What to do if a person misses their second Pfizer dose, vaccinating residents who have not been vaccinated.through an in-reach clinic

  • What’s new: Administration of seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, single site funding support for COVID-19 impacted areas of Victoria and updated advice for NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and TAS residential aged care facilities.

  • What's new: COVID-19 vaccine aged care roll-out update, More options to access a COVID-19 vaccination, A conversation with Alison McMillan and Annie Butler, Vaccinating residents, What to do if a person misses their second vaccination, RFT extended for facilities and Updates for ACT and NSW.

  • COVID-19 vaccines information – myth buster and Phase 1b roll-out, requirements for vaccine workforce providers, vaccinating staff in aged care facilities, QLD aged care restrictions; NSW residential aged care facilities and home care services, 2 webinars, new and updated fact sheets and guidelines.

  • What's new: COVID-19 vaccine aged care roll-out update, Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries, Factsheet for residential aged care workers – now available in 19 languages, Vaccinating in-home and community aged care recipients and workers and more.

  • What's new: Updated advice for NSW aged care providers and ACT high-risk settings. Vaccinating residential aged-care workers, in-home and community aged care recipients and workers and more.

  • What’s new: extended timeline to apply for Business Improvement Fund Grants, updated NSW advice for Victorian visitors, translated aged care COVID-19 resources available and updated aged care visitation guidelines for residential aged care.

  • Extending mental health support for aged care residents; resources from Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission; Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission visitor access campaign; reminder about entry restrictions to RACFs and more.

  • What's new: South Australian flu vaccination requirements and a free webinar on trauma-informed practice in aged-care – practical strategies. Resources: a COVID-19 vaccination image, poster and fact sheet and the Industry code for visiting residential aged care homes during COVID-19 guideline.

  • What’s new: Workforce measures, A reminder for all workers — if you are unwell stay at home and the fastest way to access Commonwealth support in the event of a COVID-19 case or outbreak.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine rollout to residents in aged care facilities will continue as planned. All aged care residents are receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as is the current program.

  • An update on the vaccine rollout in Queensland, influenza vaccines, watch our vaccine rollout webinar, scheduling COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents, make up doses, an update for residential aged care staff and an update on the link between AstraZeneca and blood clots.

  • Updated advice for aged care providers for the recent COVID-19 Queensland outbreak.

  • Updated advice for aged care providers for the recent COVID-19 Brisbane outbreak.

  • COVID-19 vaccines and influenza, the consent form, excess dose updates, adverse events, the schedule for aged care workers, eligibility for phase 1b, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cold chain responsibilities and more. We also have some vaccine fact sheets and resources.

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