Federal health department figures reveal 43% of staff have received one jab which will be mandatory by mid-September.
Just one in four aged care workers are fully vaccinated while 43% have received their first dose eight weeks out from the enforcement of a government mandate requiring them to be inoculated.
Data released by the federal health department shows 120,011 of 276,910 aged care workers in Australia have reported receiving a first dose, or 43.4%, while about 69,786 have reported receiving both doses, about 25.2%.
The vaccination of aged care workers was included as part of the highest priority phase, phase 1a, which was initially hoped to be completed within six weeks of the rollout’s February 2021 start.
The federal government has now mandated all workers receive a first dose by mid-September or be blocked from working in the industry.
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