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Disability homes turn to GPs to pick up vaccine slack for vulnerable residents – Sydney Morning Herald

A parliamentary committee has heard only about 1500 of the nation’s 25,000 disability care residents had received their first vaccinations.



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Able runs 43 group homes in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT, with about 450 residents. Not one has been vaccinated, Ables engagement director, Chandi Piefke, said. These are people with compromised immune systems. They are one of our most vulnerable groups.
Of Ables 600 support staff, only a handful had had shots and these were privately organised.
Laura Green, operations manager at labour-hire firm Oncall, which employs around 1500 staff in disability group homes, said just a single…

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