The health department has advised that the Therapeutic Goods Administration has released more than 95 batches of influenza vaccine, consisting of over 16.8 million doses, for supply in Australia for the 2022 influenza season.
The Australian Dementia Network and the health department are proudly presenting the Australian Dementia Research Forum 2022. The theme for this year, 'Early Diagnosis – Effective Treatment', will include presentations and keynote addresses from leading national and international researchers from the UK, the US and Sweden.
As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.
Improving the care of older Australians in a bid to help them avoid hospital emergency departments will be the focus of a new project that federal health minister Greg Hunt says has been awarded funding from the Medical Research Future Fund.
Australians aged over 60, Indigenous Australians aged over 50, those in aged and disability care residences, and people who are immunocompromised will be among the groups able to receive their fourth dose as part of the federal health department’s Operation COVID Shield.