Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose before winter for residents in aged care facilities. This recommended COVID-19 winter vaccine dose will bolster residents’ protection from severe illness, hospitalisation or death from COVID-19 over the winter season.
ATAGI recommends aged care residents receive their COVID-19 winter dose from four months after their initial booster dose. The annual influenza vaccinations is also recommended.
John Curtin Aged Care will hold their COVID-19 winter vaccine dose on Friday, 29 April 2022. These vaccination clinics will occur onsite and will be completed by ASPEN Medical Care.
See letter from the Chief Health Officer with further information in the link here.
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The Pandemic – Visitors to Hospital & Care Facilities
This Order prohibits certain visitors and workers attending hospitals and care facilities to protect vulnerable persons from harm caused by the transmission of COVID-19. A care facility includes residential services, assistance dwellings, residential aged care facilities and the Thomas Embling Hospital.
The Pandemic (Visitors to Hospitals and Care Facilities) Order 2022 (No. 5) commences at 11:59:00pm on 12 April 2022 and ends at 11:59:00pm on 12 July 2022.
Residents are now permitted up to 2 visitors per day with 5 visitors indoors permitted if there is a special event to celebrate. Visits in the garden and deck areas are encouraged with up to 5 visitors per resident permitted at all times. A surgical mask must be worn at all times, social distancing and hand hygiene maintained throughout the visit. Proof of double vaccination – screening questions and QR code entered before entry. You must have completed a rapid antigen test prior to entry confirming a negative result.