Surviving aged care in a pandemic

Elderly person receiving vaccine

MacIntyre says there are two main problems.

One is the lack of transparency around vaccination rates in the aged care and disability sectors, making it unclear where the gaps are.

The second is the lack of logistics around the rollout. Some contractors have provided vaccines for residents and offered a jab to carers only if there were any left over. In other instances, contractors have only vaccinated residents, and carers have been told to sort their vaccination themself.