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Young Aussies struggling with the impacts of COVID

Young Aussies struggling with the impacts of COVID

COVID-19 has emerged as the number one issue facing young Australians today, with new research from Mission Australia shows the pandemic has had a major impact on youth mental health. Why are young people so concerned? Young Australians surveyed for Mission...

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New survey to create a new National Cancer Plan

New survey to create a new National Cancer Plan

Cancer Australia is running an online survey looking for input into the National Cancer Plan. Anyone interested in having a say on the Australian Cancer Plan can do the survey. Cancer Australia is connected to the federal Health Department. You can go to this link for...

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COVID-19 – home vaccination

COVID-19 – home vaccination

Home vaccinations are now available for eligible people unable to get to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Northern NSW region. NSW Health-accredited nurse immunisers will be able to administer the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination to eligible individuals, and their...

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Why do we need a COVID-19 booster shot?

Why do we need a COVID-19 booster shot?

A booster dose, six or more months after the second dose, will make sure that the protection from the first doses is even stronger and longer lasting and should help prevent the spread of the virus We have booster vaccines for a range of other illnesses like whooping...

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Mobile Vax Clinic to visit South Grafton

Mobile Vax Clinic to visit South Grafton

The mobile community vaccinate van is on its way to South Grafton. Your will find it ... Thursday, November 18 @ Rotary Park, cnr Through & Skinner Streets. from 9.30am to 2.30pm AND Friday, November 19 @ Bob Liddiard Park The clinic is offering the Pfizer vaccine...

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Are you eligible for home COVID-19 vaccination?

Are you eligible for home COVID-19 vaccination?

A nurse immuniser from the Northern NSW Local Health District can now visit eligible people in their homes to give a COVID-19 vaccine. You may be eligible if you: have an injury, long-term health issue or condition that makes it hard for you to move around or leave...

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Asthma Resources

Asthma Resources

Managing asthma and allergies is an important part of asthma care. As we move into the spring season, health professionals play a critical role in providing information and support to people with asthma, particularly with current COVID-19 conditions, and the...

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Mobile Vax Clinic visiting Casino then West Ballina

Mobile Vax Clinic visiting Casino then West Ballina

If you haven’t received your COVID-19 vaccination yet, it’s not too late. A mobile COVID-19 vaccination bus, run by NSW Health and Social Futures, will be visiting Casino this Wednesday and Thursday (November 10 and 11), then West Ballina next Monday and Tuesday...

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North Coast fully vaccinated rate hits 80%

North Coast fully vaccinated rate hits 80%

The North Coast has hit a fully vaccinated rate of 80%, with the first-dose rate sitting at 93%. The first dose rate is ahead of the national average of 88% and in coming weeks will flow through to double doses. Healthy North Coast Chief Executive Officer Julie...

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ATAGI recommends booster doses for those aged 18- plus

ATAGI recommends booster doses for those aged 18- plus

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for people who are aged 18 years and over. The recommendation follows this week’s Therapeutic Goods Administration provisional approval of the Pfizer...

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