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Govt investing $100 million for flu vaccines this winter

The Federal Government says it is investing more than $100 million for seasonal influenza vaccines to protect Australians most at risk this winter.  Its approach...

ATAGI announces guidelines on winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is recommending an additional booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase vaccine protection before winter for selected population groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and who have received their primary vaccination and first booster dose.

National Cabinet flags no quarantine for close contacts, waits on fourth dose recommendation for over 65s

National Cabinet is moving to scrap quarantine requirements for all COVID-19 close contacts as soon as possible, with urgent health advice being sought. It comes as the Federal Government announced $1.2 billion to help protect residential aged care and disability care sectors.

Health minister flags that second COVID-19 booster being considered

Australians could find out in a matter of weeks whether they need to receive a second COVID-19 vaccine booster ahead of a predicted winter surge in infections.

COVID boosters to be required for aged care workers nationwide

Booster COVID-19 doses will be mandatory for aged care workers across the country under new vaccine advice. Boosters are recommended three months after a second vaccine.

‘Why wait on ATAGI, Minister, change definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ now’ – CHA

Catholic Health Australia is calling on Health Minister Greg Hunt to step up and immediately change Australia’s official definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ from two doses to three.

Aged care residents to begin receiving third COVID jabs from early November

Aged care residents are expected to start receiving third jabs from the second week of November if the medicines regulator and expert immunisation panel approves the move.

CHA calls for urgent approval of booster shots as immunity begins to wear off

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is calling for the urgent approval of a Covid vaccine booster shot to avoid an October 2021 vaccination immunity 'cliff' currently looming on the horizon for Australia's hospitals and aged care facilities.

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