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A thorough understanding of the influenza vaccination requirements and how to manage them is essential for residential, home and community care providers of aged care at this time.

Join legal experts from ACSA Industry Partner Thomson Geer Lawyers who will take you through:

  • Understanding the government directives applicable to influenza vaccination requirements across the states and territories
  • Exemptions that may be applicable
  • Handling refusals to vaccinate, ‘conscientious objectors’ and genuine medical contraindications

The information will cover staff, volunteers, contractors, suppliers, health providers and family visitors. Participants will be able to ask questions of both speakers during the webinar.

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020


3:00pm to 4:00pm – AEST (NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC & TAS)

2:30pm to 3:30pm – ACST (SA & NT)

1:00pm to 2:00pm – AWST (WA)

Cost: Free

***Please note, Due to the potential changing nature of information this webinar will NOT be recorded for future reference, however a PDF of the slides will be provided post event. The information is accurate at the time of the original webinar date (30/04/2020)***


Julie McStay
Thomson Geer
Julie McStay is acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services to the aged care and retirement living industries and has an intimate understanding of the legal issues critical to this sector. She advises a large range of aged care providers and retirement living operators including publicly listed groups, private groups and not-for-profits. She is a trusted advisor to some of the largest aged care providers in the country and is retained for many providers in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Julie has been recognised by her peers as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in Australia ® 2021 in the area of Health & Aged Care law in Queensland.

Lucinda Smith
Thomson Geer
Lucinda Smith is a specialist in the health, aged care, and retirement village industries and brings a commercial, solutions-driven approach to corporate transactions. Lucinda’s work in the industry focuses on mergers and acquisitions/corporate structuring, regulatory advice, projects (including the development of new hospitals, care facilities, and villages), and operational contracts. Lucinda’s clients include major players in the corporate, health, aged care and retirement village sectors, research institutes, and primary health networks. Lucinda has been recognised by her peers as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the area of Non-Profit/Charities law (2019-2021) and in the areas of Health & Aged Care, and Retirement Villages and Senior Living in every edition of Best Lawyers in Australia since 2012 and as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Sydney for Retirement and Senior Living Law in 2019. Lucinda has also been recognised by Doyles Guide (2017-2019) as a ‘Preeminent’ lawyer in the area of Health & Aged Care both Australia-wide and in NSW.

**As COVID-19 is such an important public health issue ACSA is pleased to provide this webinar at no cost to both ACSA members and non-members**

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Webinar: Influenza vaccination essentials for Aged Care providers

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