Collecting and reporting data on the COVID‑19 vaccination status of aged care workforce

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Press Release: 4 June 2021

Vaccination is the most effective protection against COVID-19. The Australian Immunisation Register records everyone’s vaccination history. But it does not include information about the individual’s job or employer.

Collecting and reporting data on the vaccination status of aged care workers is an important measure to provide greater health security for aged care residents and people receiving aged care services in the community.

The Australian Government today announced the introduction of new reporting arrangements for approved providers of residential aged care services, and in-home and community aged care services, for this purpose.

An online reporting tool is now available for providers to use on a voluntary basis via My Aged Care.

Approved providers are strongly encouraged to start voluntary reporting now, on a weekly basis, on the:

  • total number of workers at each aged care service
  • total number of workers at each service who have received a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • total number of workers at each service who have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Reporting is initially voluntary, noting weekly reporting will be a formal requirement for:

  • for approved providers of residential aged care services starting on 15 June 2021
  • for approved providers of in home and community aged care services in the coming weeks.

It is important to note that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, and disclosing this information, is voluntary for workers.

Factsheet to support approved providers of residential aged care services on collecting and reporting of worker COVID-19 vaccinations

factsheet is available to provide guidance to providers on how to collect and report information on the number of workers at your service who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Factsheet to support residential aged care workers on the new reporting requirement

factsheet is available for aged care workers to explain the new reporting tool and why the information is being collected by approved providers. This factsheet is currently being translated into 19 languages and we will notify you when it is available.

Factsheet to support approved providers of in-home and community aged care services on collecting and reporting of worker COVID-19 vaccinations

factsheet is available to provide guidance to providers on how to collect and report information on the number of workers at your service who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Factsheet to support in-home and community aged care workers on the new reporting requirement

factsheet is available for aged care workers to explain the new reporting tool and why the information is being collected by approved providers. This factsheet is currently being translated into 19 languages and we will notify you when it is available.

Department of Health

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