As a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations in 2020, very little influenza circulated in NSW. The fact that few people were exposed to influenza means that fewer people than usual will likely have immunity in the coming year, making vaccination even more important for protecting people from influenza illness.

From 1 June to 30 September 2021, all visitors and staff entering Mercy Services Singleton, will be required to provide evidence that they have received a dose of the 2021 influenza vaccination. Where the person has a medical certificate indicating a contraindication to influenza vaccination or there are other special circumstances, visits may be permitted provided additional precautions are applied.

Priority should be given to COVID-19 vaccination. Staff and visitors are permitted to enter a facility if their influenza vaccine is delayed due to receiving COVID vaccinations. Documentation showing COVID vaccination dates must be provided.

The Management Team at Mercy Services thank you for your cooperation.

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