Flu vaccines mandatory in aged care

| 23 Apr 2018

The Federal Government has mandated flu vaccines for aged care workers, with all facilities required to offer vaccinations to staff. The government released results of a survey into vaccinations in aged care, which revealed that facilities with only one quarter of staff vaccinated had a 25 per cent higher rate of flu outbreaks than those with three quarters vaccinated.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Coordinator

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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