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COVID-19 vaccine update

As we continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines will begin to play a vital role as we return to a new normal.  

Although having the COVID-19 vaccine is strongly encouraged, the choice is ultimately yours. Check out the latest webinar from the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) on Vaccine Informed Consent that discusess the informed consent process, the role of medical power of attorney and enduring guardians and residential aged care vaccination preparations. See: https://opan.com.au/covid19vaccine-informedconsent/  

The webinar panel: 

  • Geoff Rowe, CEO Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia 

  • Theresa Flavin, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group member 

  • Dr Melanie Wroth, Chief Clinical Advisor, Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission 

  • Vanda Iaconese, Chief Executive Officer, Doutta Galla Aged Services 

To keep up to date visit www.health.gov.au and you can also visit the OPAN (Older Persons Advocacy Network) link  https://opan.com.au/covid19vaccine-informedconsent/ for more information on making informed choices as well as other information relating to the health care sector. 

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