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GP Practices prepare for Novavax delivery

GP Practices prepare for Novavax delivery

To date 25 general practices across the Healthy North Coast footprint have expressed interest in receiving allocations of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. The Therapeutic Goods Administration provisionally approved Novavax for use in Australia on January 20. To learn...

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Have you had your energy supply disconnected?

Have you had your energy supply disconnected?

Sometimes bills are forgotten, mail stays in the letterbox or you just can’t afford to pay your electricity or gas bill. You may face disconnection of your energy supply or worse have already been disconnected. Contact your provider straight away to find out how to...

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UNSW Social Policy Research Centre releases new podcasts

UNSW Social Policy Research Centre releases new podcasts

UNSW Social Policy Research Centre has recently released some great recordings, including Loneliness beyond repair? This discusses the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and the Zoom Revolution on social isolation and loneliness. In this seminar, Roger Patulny reviews and...

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COVID -19 booster intervals reduced

COVID -19 booster intervals reduced

Millions of Australians are now eligible for a COVID -19 booster dose. The booster dose helps make sure the protection from the first and second dose is stronger and longer lasting. Follow the link to check your eligibility for a booster and book...

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Who qualifies for free Rapid Antigen Tests

Who qualifies for free Rapid Antigen Tests

Rapid Antigen Tests will be made available free to people holding the following cards: Pension Concession Card; Commonwealth Seniors Card; Department of Veteran’s Affairs; Health Care Card and Low income Health Card. For more information you can read the National...

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New anti-viral COVID-19 drugs that offer help

New anti-viral COVID-19 drugs that offer help

As COVID-19 infections soar around the country with omicron, new antiviral drugs could help those infected from getting seriously sick and stay out of hospital. Two new antiviral drugs are currently being reviewed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for...

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Updated Industry Code for Visiting Aged Care Homes

Updated Industry Code for Visiting Aged Care Homes

Led by Council On the Ageing (COTA) Australia, a revised industry code on visiting aged care homes has been developed by 12 aged care consumer and provider organisations including the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN). The Code includes an essential visitor policy...

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Have your say on Australia’s visitor economy

Have your say on Australia’s visitor economy

Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan has released for consultation a proposed strategy to rebuild and reimagine Australia's visitor economy. The visitor economy was Australia’s fourth-largest export sector before the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019,...

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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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