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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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‘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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St. Basil’s inquest: Families speak out

Heartbroken families have described the grief and anguish they have experienced in the aftermath of the nation’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak. In a victim impact statement, Steven Trimbos apologised to his late parents Ilias and Hrisoula, who both died after contracting ...

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