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flu season

Flu jab mandate announced for all Vic health care staff as RACGP urges nation to be prepared

Public and private hospital staff, ambulance service workers and those in public residential aged care will need to receive their annual flu jab before August 15 each year under rules rolled out on Friday. The mandate comes as the RACGP urges the nation to prepare for a potential resurgence of flu and get vaccinated early.

Both flu and COVID vax ‘essential to stave off potential risk to elders’ wellbeing’

Three of Australia’s foremost medical and epidemiological experts say that, despite the answer being largely unknown, vaccination for both COVID-19 and influenza is essential to stave off the potentially devastating risk to elders' wellbeing in the coming colder months. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Experts concerned as many downplaying seriousness of influenza and not getting vaxxed

With reduced social distancing, borders re-opened and international travel once again on the agenda, experts are concerned that Australians are downplaying the prospect of a serious flu season in 2022.

Aged care groups welcome dual COVID and flu jab plan

Aged care peak bodies have welcomed the possibility of residents receiving a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as their flu jab.

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