Commonwealth booster clinics for residents and workers eligible for their booster dose have now been completed in residential aged care facilities across Australia.
Read the media release issued today by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Greg Hunt MP.
As at 9 February 2022, providers reported that 19 per cent of eligible residents who have received a second dose are yet to receive a booster dose.
While the majority of residents were eligible to receive their booster dose, not all residents were able to a booster dose on the day of the in-reach clinic, consent was not completed in some cases and and some residents were not eligible at the time.
It is critical that every resident is offered the opportunity receive a booster dose.