To the Editor: Influenza vaccination of residents and staff in aged care homes is recommended by national guidelines1 and has been demonstrated to decrease transmission and burden of infection.2 During the current coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, influenza vaccination of both groups potentially also reduces the risk of mortality associated with influenza virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 co‐infection. We sought to evaluate uptake of influenza vaccination by residents and staff in public sector residential aged care services in Victoria, where non‐mandatory vaccination programs are currently used. There are 178 public sector residential aged care services in Victoria, with the majority located in rural communities.
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