Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Restrictions on entry into and visitors to aged care facilities

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Flu vaccination requirements for aged care facilities

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Publication date: 
1 April 2020
Last updated: 
23 June 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

This information sheet includes:

  • Will all visitors need to be vaccinated?
  • What happens if staff are not able to be vaccinated?
  • Do residential aged care providers need to provide free flu vaccinations to staff and volunteers?
  • What should residential aged care workers do if they experience symptoms after getting the flu vaccine?
  • What are aged care providers’ obligations regarding entry into residential aged care facilities?
  • Will aged care providers ask a visitor or worker to prove they are vaccinated?
  • How is compliance assessed?
  • Will residents still have the right to refuse vaccination?
  • Who can administer a flu vaccination?
  • Who should aged care providers, visitors and workers contact if they have concerns or questions?