Have you had your flu vaccination? – Helping Hand

Have you had your flu vaccination?

With peak flu season approaching, medical experts are advising that everyone aged six months and over need to have a flu vaccination this year.

While a flu vaccination cannot prevent COVID-19, it will eliminate a further potential health threat to the most vulnerable in our community.

From 1 May 2020 the Australian Government has placed a directive, under the Health Management Act, that all staff, visitors and contractors entering a residential aged care home must be vaccinated against seasonal influenza virus. You can read more about the SA Government restrictions on their website.

If you are visiting one of our residential care homes after 1 May, on arrival please show written proof of your vaccination at reception. We will keep a copy, and give you a verification card that you will need to bring with you every time you visit.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for health reasons, please telephone us to discuss your situation.

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