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.
Drysdale Grove Aged Care is in the process of scheduling COVID-19 winter vaccine dose and flu vaccinations. These vaccination clinics will occur onsite and will be completed by one of the following:
• A primary care provider such as a visiting GP or pharmacist,
• An aged care provider approved to administer COVID-19 vaccines, or
• A Commonwealth in-reach clinic.
Please do not hesitate to contact should you have any questions.
We thank you for your ongoing support.
See letter from the Chief Health Officer with further information in the link here.
Drysdale Grove Aged Care