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Following National Cabinet’s meeting on Thursday 22 April 2021, the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been recalibrated to align with recent advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

All governments have agreed that:

  • People aged under 50 will receive the Pfizer vaccine
  • People aged 50 and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

 

As part of the recalibrated rollout plan, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be made available to all people aged 50 or over through GP-led Respiratory Clinics and state and territory clinics from 3 May 2021. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be made available to all people aged 50 or over through our network of general practices from 17 May 2021.

The department has produced the attached factsheet and infographics for your workforce and those you are caring for, to explain how your workers and recipients of in-home and community aged care services can get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Summary

In summary:

In-home and community aged care workers 50 years and over can access an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a:

  • GP clinic, GP respiratory clinic or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
  • state and territory AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

In-home and community aged care workers under 50 can access a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at:

  • a state and territory Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination clinic. 

 For people aged over 70 receiving in-home or community aged care services, access to a COVID-19 vaccine is available at:

  • GP clinic, GP respiratory clinic or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
  • state and territory AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Download

pdfIn-home and community aged care recipients and workers - COVID-19 Vaccination [PDF}

pdfVaccination Pathways for recipients of In-Home and Community Aged Care [PDF]

pdfVaccination Pathways for Workers in In-Home and Community Aged Care [PDF]


The COVID -19 vaccine eligibility checker is being updated with information on vaccination clinics as they become available. 

The COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce - Aged Care encourages service providers to make these resources available to their workers as well as recipients and their families of their in-home and community aged care services.


See Also

ATAGI statement on AstraZeneca vaccine in response to new vaccine safety concerns.

COVID Vaccine Rollout

Information Sourced From

COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce - Aged Care.


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