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Rockingham resident Raymond Bartholomew receives the vaccine.
Image: Fabrizio Lipari.
Hall & Prior’s Rockingham Aged Care Home was one of the first residential aged care homes in Australia to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents were given the vaccine at a special clinic set up within the home today (Tuesday, February 23).
In January the Commonwealth Government announced that aged care residents would receive the vaccine as a priority.
Hall & Prior CEO Graeme Prior applauded the Government’s decision.
“It is wonderful that our residents at Rockingham are among the first Australian’s to receive the COVID vaccination,” Mr Prior said.
“Giving our residential aged care home residents the vaccine as a priority will help protect those who are the most vulnerable in our society.
“We look forward to working closely with the WA Department of Health to help administer the vaccine across our homes and we have a dedicated team in place to support its safe and effective roll-out.
“Hall & Prior’s number one priority is and has always been keeping our residents and staff safe and well, and we applaud the Government’s decision.”
Ever since the Commonwealth Government announced that residents in aged care were to be among the first to receive the COVID vaccine, Hall & Prior has been actively engaged with GPs, residents and families about the vaccine roll-out.
Hall & Prior is an industry leader in vaccinations; championing an influenza vaccine for staff and residents for the past decade that has resulted in industry leading immunisation rates across the organisation.