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Australia’s largest aged care provider still awaiting government plan on staff Covid vaccines six weeks into rollout

Bupa says it is waiting for government to review its aged care workforce vaccination plan in the wake of the AstraZeneca problems

Australia’s biggest private aged care provider says the government gave it no plan for the vaccination of its aged care workforce prior to last week’s AstraZeneca announcement, and says it is now waiting on authorities to finish rethinking their strategy.

Aged care staff were initially supposed to be vaccinated as part of the highest priority cohort under phase 1a – a recognition of the risk they pose for transmission into aged care facilities. The government, though, has shifted its plans and is yet to provide any data on how many aged care workers have been vaccinated so far, even in the new, more comprehensive datasets it has now released.

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