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Elderly Brisbane dementia patient told to book COVID-19 vaccine online – ABC News

Privately funded retirement villages cannot access in-house vaccine clinics under the federal government’s rollout.

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Aged and vulnerable residents of privately run retirement villages must arrange their own COVID-19 vaccinations because they do not live in federally funded aged care facilities.
Key points:

  • Privately funded retirement villages fall under Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
  • Residents must arrange their own vaccine through the federal government website
  • One family says on-site vaccine clinics should be extended to retirement village residents

In one instance, the family of an 89-year-old Brisbane…

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