Sumary of Up to 30% of aged care residents in some homes not taking up the Covid vaccination, new data shows:
- Council on the Ageing chief executive Ian Yates said the most recent data shared with stakeholders was collated last week and showed most homes reported a refusal rate of between 5% and 15%..
- The data does not reveal why residents had declined the vaccine, but Yates said doctors would not have recommended it for a significant number due to underlying health conditions..
- Yates said during meetings last week with stakeholders, including the Department of Health, he had been told that most homes fell in the 5-15% range in terms of the proportion of residents who had been offered a vaccination but had not received one..
- More than three-quarters of Australians support a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for frontline workers in aged care and other vulnerable settings, an Australia Institute survey published on Monday shows…