“I strongly feel, working in the community care industry, it is my responsibility to protect the health of our vulnerable clients. It was a very easy process…”
The covid-19 vaccine rollout is well under way, and we as Aged Care and Disability workers are eligible to get ours now! There are over 5 million other Australians who have gotten the jab, including all of the managers and many of the support workers at Interchange Australia.
Interchange is not going to enforce mandatory vaccination for any of our staff, however we do anticipate that similarly to the flu vaccine, there will be a number of aged care facilities that will not allow Interchange staff members in to work with their clients unless they can provide proof of vaccination. This means that in the coming months especially for those who work out in the community and in aged care facilities, we highly recommend booking in your vaccination as soon as possible. It is also important to keep in mind that you are not considered to be fully vaccinated until you have had 2 doses – which for the Astra-Zeneca vaccine is 12 weeks and the Pfizer vaccine is 3 weeks. Your MyGov account will record the vaccination on your immunisation register, and this can be used as proof of vaccination when needed.