COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Bupa care homes well underway
More than 80% of Bupa care home team members have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as dedicated clinics roll out across all homes.
Over the past two weeks, Bupa has been rolling out onsite pop-up clinics at its care homes to make it easier for aged care team members to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
The on-site clinics began last week, following approval via the Federal Government tender process, with first doses of Pfizer provided to team members at 52 of our 63 homes so far.
As of today, nationally Bupa’s aged care employee vaccination level is at 83% with some homes already hitting 100%. This figure will increase as clinics take place at remaining care homes.
The vaccination teams will return to all Bupa homes in the coming weeks to provide the second Pfizer doses.
In line with National Cabinet’s directive, all aged care workers must have received at least one dose of the vaccine by 17 September. Team members who have not received their first dose will be unable to work in aged care beyond that date. Bupa has repeatedly shared this information with all impacted team members and is working closely with those remaining team members to receive the vaccine as soon as possible.