Flu season update: All visitors to Aged Care Facilities must be vaccinated

By 18th May, 2020 News No Comments

The NSW Department of Health has made it mandatory that flu vaccinations are required for all visitors to this facility.

Furthermore, we are required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a person does not enter or remain on the premises if they do not meet the influenza vaccination requirements.

We will be requiring appropriate evidence of immunisation status from individuals seeking to enter our homes. Accordingly, if you plan to visit or enter our facility you must provide this evidence. Without it, you cannot enter.

Appropriate evidence may be a statement or record from a health practitioner, or an immunisation history statement available from Medicare online or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Twilight will be maintaining records to support our compliance with this requirement. 

Exceptions – Please note that NSW Health is taking a reasonable approach to this requirement. If a person is allergic to the vaccine or has a medical reason for not being able to have it, then this may be acceptable.

There are however only limited medical contraindications for having the vaccine and Twilight will be requesting a copy of a medical certificate or similar evidence from a medical practitioner confirming that a person cannot have the vaccine for medical reasons.

For more information, check out the NSW Government Health