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Lutheran Services: Influenza Vaccination requirements

By 27/04/2020No Comments

Recently, we wrote about restrictions regarding visitors to our aged care services. Read article here.

These restrictions still apply, and since then, the Federal Government has issued a fact sheet regarding the legal requirement for all people entering a residential aged care facility to have the current influenza vaccination.

This legal requirement applies to all contractors or suppliers who are visiting a Lutheran Services Aged Care building, internal garden or resident use area. This includes deliveries to the site where you physically enter the building.
As part of our responsibility as an aged care provider we will be seeking evidence of influenza vaccination from all people entering the service, each time they attend the site.

We would suggest that you as a contractor or supplier carry the relevant evidence with you at work.

Evidence required is one of the following:

  • a receipt for vaccination with your name on it
  • a signed letter from your doctor or pharmacist
  • an immunisation history statement from Medicare or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app

A photo of one of these documents on your phone is acceptable.

We are also asking contractors or suppliers who work at our Retirement Villages to check in at reception to sign a health declaration and have their temperature taken.

For your further information, please download the Australian Government’s Fact Sheet.