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New vaccine mandate facing aged care workers

Residential aged care workers are facing new requirements for a third booster shot to be considered as fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) now considers three doses of Covid-19 vaccine necessary in order to be “up-to-date”. Based ...

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‘Crisis’: ScoMo sends in the troops

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deploy members of the Australian Defence Force to help assist nursing homes with staff shortages caused by surging Omicron cases. Mr Morrison said up to 10 teams of ADF personnel would give “targeted support” in aged care, ...

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Zero neglect by 2030 in aged care: opinion

Could aged care strategists learn from the recent shift in climate change strategy once leadersaccepted that our lives depended on it and that we had no choice? We wondered what a strategy for changing aged care would look like if ...

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‘Appalling’: Omicron response blasted

Australia’s aged care sector was left unprepared to deal with Omicron as experts warn the government’s planning has been nothing short of “appalling”. Accusing the government of failing to roll out the booster program to residents fast enough, Australian Health ...

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