Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 update

Press Release: 26 March 2021 [Updated]

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Reminder: Aged care vaccine rollout webinar today 2pm-3pm

A reminder that the Department of Health is holding a webinar today (Friday 26 March) at 2pm to discuss the national COVID-19 vaccination program’s rollout across aged care.

Panellists include:

  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
  • Adjunct Professor (Practice), Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
  • Ms Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, COVID-19 Vaccine Aged Care Taskforce.

The webinar will stream online. You don’t need to register for the event. Simply visit the following link a few minutes before the webinar begins:

For those unable to attend, a recording will be published on the department’s website following the event.

COVID-19 vaccine update for residential aged care workers

Phase 1a eligibility includes all people working at residential aged care facilities who are responsible for residential care, support and services for residents, maintenance and administration. It is a priority to deliver choice and flexibility in accessing COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care staff as quickly as possible in the safest way. The department has developed a fact sheet providing an update for residential aged care workers about when and how they will access COVID-19 vaccines. Please share this fact sheet with your staff.

Keep up to date with trusted information

For more information, including translated information and to subscribe to the COVID-19 Vaccines Updates, visit the COVID-19 vaccines website.


Please share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. You can view past editions of the Protecting Older Australians Newsletter.

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