Low vaccinations rates among older Australians spark call for action
Immunisation remains the most effective way to stop the spread of harmful diseases. It not only protects individuals from serious diseases, but also dramatically reduces transmission in the community.
Australia has demonstrated strong national support and uptake of childhood immunisation thanks to our National Immunisation Program. Adult immunisation rates, however, remain far below optimal levels.
Influenza Prevention in Residential Care Facilities
Residential care facilities are considered to be high-risk environments for influenza due to communal living arrangements and the continual close proximity of residents.
Nursing homes and hostels catering for the elderly are especially high-risk environments due to the older age of residents and high prevalence of chronic medical conditions.
Page published: 7 March 2017
Last updated: 10 April 2017