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Only 50% of aged care residents are fully boosted against Covid with vaccine rollout labelled ‘too slow’

Federal health minister Mark Butler urges providers to prioritise vaccination with half of eligible residents yet to have fourth dose

Just over half of Australia’s eligible aged care residents have had a fourth Covid vaccine dose, prompting the federal health minister, Mark Butler, to warn the winter rollout “has been too slow”.

Health department data shows about 63,515 aged care residents have had their fourth shot – that’s 51.3% of the eligible population.

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