All aged-care homes must offer staff flu vaccinations, Turnbull government orders

Sydney Morning Herald

23 April 2018 - All aged-care home will be required to provide flu vaccinations to all staff after more than 1100 people, the majority of them over 65, died of influenza-related complications last year.

Speaking at Tuohy Nursing Home and Aged Care in Perth on Sunday, Health Minister Greg Hunt and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt announced a new federal policy will make every aged-care facility in Australia offer employees the vaccine.

The government states that a vaccination rate of 95% among staff is required to create “herd immunity".

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