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What we are doing to keep our residents safe?

Blood cancer leaves people very vulnerable to infection and viruses, including COVID-19, and the Leukaemia Foundation has long prioritised heightened infection control, even before this pandemic.

As we all learn to live with COVID-19, the Leukaemia Foundation has introduced a raft of new safety measures to further protect people with blood cancer, including those staying in our accommodation centres.

COVID-19 vaccines give us the best shot at stopping the virus endangering the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.

They’re excellent at slowing the spread of the virus in the general population, which is vital because we know the vaccines offer less protection to many of those with blood cancer, who remain vulnerable.

As part of our new safety measures, anyone 16 years and over who stays in or visits our accommodation centres, including patients and their carers and families, must show they’re fully vaccinated, unless medically exempt or undergoing emergency treatment.

We’re asking all our accommodation staff and contractors to be fully vaccinated, too.

We’d like to thank everyone living and working in our accommodation already vaccinated for your help safeguarding the lives of people with blood cancer.

The Leukaemia Foundation will continue to do everything it possibly can to protect those we support.

Visit leukaemia.org.au/covid19 to learn more about the Leukaemia Foundation’s latest information and advice about COVID-19.

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