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Vaccinated Sydney aged care residents test positive for COVID19

A Sydney aged care home is on high alert after three residents tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.

There are reports a second nurse has tested positive at the Royal North Shore Hospital – causing three more wards to go into lockdown.

This comes after three residents at an aged care home in Sydney’s north-west have tested positive to COVID-19, after two staff tested positive.

Two of the three infected residents were transferred from Summit Care’s Baulkham Hills facility to Westmead Hospital as a precautionary measure on Saturday night.

New South Wales Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant says “it’s much too early to tell” whether COVID-19 has spread within two hospitals after a student nurse tested positive to the virus. Dr Chant said the 24-year-old female student “worked while…

In a statement, Summit Care said the residents were showing no symptoms and are “in good spirits”.

“All three residents, who are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, were transferred to Westmead Hospital last night as a precautionary measure for their safety and wellbeing, and that of the other residents and staff,” the statement read.

“The residents are showing no symptoms and are in good spirits.”

National Cabinet’s decision to make the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for aged care workers has divided the industry. Lawyers say employers can lawfully prevent someone from working if they are not vaccinated. It comes as only a third of…

A Summit Care spokesperson said 96 per cent of the 149 residents have been vaccinated, so they’re “confident about the outcome”.

“The fact that the affected residents are showing no symptoms at this stage shows their early vaccinations have worked,” he said.

“We continue to work closely with the department and taking all of the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of our residents and staff.

“We thank them and their families for their ongoing cooperation and support.”‘

–SkyNews

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