Primary Health Networks are the primary contact point for residential aged care facilities (RACFs) during the COVID-19 vaccines rollout. Aged care residents and staff are eligible to be vaccinated from Phase 1A of the rollout.
Our role is facilitating communications between:
- the vaccination workforce provider (Aspen Medical)
- local hospitals, including in-reach services
- GPs and other local health providers
- state and federal health authorities.
It is critical that we can contact all RACFs in our region quickly to help solve any issues that may arise during the delivery and administration of vaccines.
As per the Australian Department of Health’s clinical governance requirements, each RACF must establish a Clinical Lead (for example: a registered nurse) who is responsible for managing the vaccine program at the site. This Clinical Lead is responsible for liaising with their local Primary Health Network (us) and the immunisation provider.
If your facility has not already done so, please designate a Clinical Lead and have them contact Christine Ferlazzo by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information for aged care providers is available on this page and our COVID-19 Support for Aged Care page.