Is vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory?

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has recommended mandated vaccination for in-home and community care providers. Each state and territory in Australia has issued enforceable public health orders mandating vaccination. Please see the below table which outlines each state's public health order timeframes for vaccination:

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Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

TheĀ Vaccine Clinic Finder is the best place to find information on how and where to access a COVID-19 vaccination or booster in your local area.

How do I assist a Member to book a COVID-19 vaccination?

  1. Guide the person to the Commonwealth Vaccine Clinic Finder or you can complete it with them online.
  2. If the Member wants to have a Helper to assist them to go to their vaccination appointment, ask them to speak with their Helper who will schedule the visit via the app.

What if a Member or Helper says they don't want a COVID-19 vaccine?

Five Good Friends wants to support Members and Helpers by having an informed discussion about vaccination and also thoroughly documenting these conversations. Members can contact their Care Manager and Helpers can contact their Workforce Coordinator to discuss any questions and concerns they may have.

I'm worried about blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine, should I still get it?

It is understandable that you are worried about any potential side effects from the vaccine, particularly the rare risk of blood clots. The Department of Health has information available on their website regarding weighing up the potential benefits against risk of harm from the AstraZeneca vaccine. You can access that information here.

I have had my COVID-19 vaccine or booster, what do I do now?

Let us know! If you've had a COVID-19 vaccination or booster dose, you will see these recorded on your immunisation history statement. You can get your immunisation and vaccination history statement using either:

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine and the Flu vaccine?