The first people to receive the vaccine are those who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 or who have the highest risk of being exposed to or spreading, the virus.
In NSW and the ACT, this includes:
- Healthcare workers working in locations with a higher risk of exposure to, and transmission of COVID-19, such as emergency departments, COVID-19 testing clinics, and COVID-19 wards.
- Staff working in designated quarantine facilities.
- Residents and staff of residential aged and disability care facilities.
Staff and residents at RSL LifeCare residential aged care homes will be some of the first to receive the vaccine.
We are now working directly with local health authorities, who will visit RSL LifeCare residential aged care homes and administer the treatment to staff and residents from Monday 22 February onwards. This is a phased approach, and the homes will be visited on different dates in coming weeks.
Those who opt to receive the vaccine will be asked to sign a consent form before it being administered. While the vaccination is not mandatory, we strongly encourage staff and residents to take advantage of this opportunity.
This webpage will include information directly from Federal and State Government health departments, and details of the consent form and requirements for signing.
RSL LifeCare will continue to follow Federal, State and Territory Public Health COVID-19 protocols and our own risk assessment protocols until further notice. Details of the RSL LifeCare Risk Assessment protocol can be found here.