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Your COVID-19 vaccination questions answered with Dr Michael Murray

1st April 2021

Dear Benetas community,

I’m sure you have seen and heard much about the COVID-19 vaccination program currently rolling out across Victoria, including to our own residential homes, with more to come. At Benetas we are very lucky to have access to leading experts about the medical and practical implications of the COVID-19 vaccine and the roll-out of the program.

Benetas Board Director, Dr Michael Murray AM, is Director of Geriatric Medicine and his wife, Dr Mary O’Reilly, is Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Austin Health. They have kindly agreed to answer questions we’ve been receiving from employees, residents, clients and families about the COVID-19 vaccination program, and what this means for you.

We've created two videos of frequently asked questions which you can listen to yourself and can also pass onto your clients, their carers, residents and their families. The shorter, condensed version runs for just over 7 minutes and is found HERE.

For those of you who want to delve into the detail a little more, there’s also a 20 minute version found HERE.

I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Michael and Mary for their time and expertise.

Further information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Health website and we encourage you to rely on reputable sources of information to help you make informed choices and stay up-to-date on the latest information about COVID-19 vaccines.

All the very best wishes for a safe and happy Easter to you and your family.

Stay safe and stay informed!

Sandra Hills OAM

Chief Executive Officer, Benetas