Lyndoch Living welcomes the Australian Government’s roll-out of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program for all aged care residents and team members.
We are closely following the Australian Department of Health’s direct health advice, and as part of our commitment to the Lyndoch Community, we will continue to provide you with information to engage positively with the program and feel informed and supported.
As per the Department of Health’s guidance, all COVID-19 vaccines in Australia are voluntary and free, including for residents and team members in aged care.
The vaccine is a significant public health initiative to help reduce the virus’s health risks on all older Australians and our team members. We must remember that every person who chooses to receive the vaccine helps to protect others’ health in our community.
The Department of Health is managing the roll-out of its vaccination program according to priority suburbs, towns and groups. Prioritisation is being made based on levels of potential exposure to ensure that the roll-out is as fair and equitable as possible. For more information on when you can get the COVID-19 vaccination visit: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine
As the roll-out continues and more supply is available, others will be prioritised and invited in the coming weeks and months. For more information on the national roll-out strategy https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-australias-covid-19-vaccine-national-roll-out-strategy
The Department of Health has developed a wealth of information on preparing for the COVID-19 vaccination. You can access this via their website https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination
Please complete the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form in order to receive the vaccine when it’s made available to you.
In the national rollout, COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. Groups of people get the vaccination at different times. The groups are Phase 1a, Phase 1b, Phase 2a, Phase 2b and Phase 3. Check to see if you can book a COVID-19 vaccination yet using the Government’s simple Vaccine Eligibility Checker: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
Before vaccines are made available in Australia, they must pass strict Australian safety standards set by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
All vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety before they are approved for use in Australia. This includes careful analysis of clinical research, ingredients, chemistry, manufacturing and other factors. Find out more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines at https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/learn-about-covid-19-vaccines/are-covid-19-vaccines-safe
Two vaccines, the Pfizer vaccine and the AstraZeneca vaccine, have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.
For information about the Pfizer vaccine https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-information-on-covid-19-pfizer-comirnaty-vaccine
Information about COVID-19 vaccines is available from the Australian Government. Find information in your language at https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-information-in-your-language
We encourage you to subscribe to the Department of Health’s vaccine updates to receive the latest program developments and health advice, or visit https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines for more information.
Thank you to everyone in our Lyndoch Living Community for your efforts to stay informed on this roll-out and participation in the vaccination program. We’re leading the way for our communities and inspiring others to get vaccinated.
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”
Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of Living@Home clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle (Living@Home client)
“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”
Christine (Living@Home client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”
John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)