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Most aged care homes on track to meet Australia’s deadline for mandatory staff Covid vaccinations

The Health Services Union is pushing for an extension to Friday’s vaccine cutoff, but health minister is confident of a last-minute uptick

Almost all of Australia’s aged care homes are on track to meet Friday’s deadline for mandatory staff vaccination, despite centres in WA and some areas lagging behind.

As the Health Services Union calls for an extension of time for unvaccinated workers to avoid a possible workforce squeeze, a Guardian Australia analysis of data released by the federal health department shows a rapid acceleration in the past month of vaccination rates in centres across the country.

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