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Booster significantly reduces hospitalisation and severe disease: new COVID study

An Australian-first study on the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines has found a third COVID jab provides two thirds more protection from death or hospitalisation from Omicron.

Upcoming changes to My Aged Care provider reporting for all aged care providers

The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.

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.

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.

‘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.

Omicron research data from UNSW reinforces urgency for third vaccine dose

In an ultra-secure lab at the Kirby Institute at UNSW, a team of researchers have been working to understand the effectiveness of vaccines against the Omicron variant - and the first round of data is definitive: boosters are key. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Vast majority of Australians say they want COVID-19 boosters

More than seven-in-10 vaccinated Australians say they will definitely get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when it is recommended to them, new analysis from the Australian National University (ANU) shows.

World Vision says vaccinate the world now, or face an endless cycle of mutant strains like Omicron

Fragile nations are doomed to be stuck in an endless cycle of COVID-19 strains, and therefore put nations across the globe at risk, unless the world urgently addresses vaccine inequity and hesitancy, according to World Vision.

To mandate, or not to mandate? New Western Australian study provides a fresh new insight into public opinion on COVID-19 vaccination policies.

COVID-19 vaccine mandates: it’s an issue that has, at times, caused fiery discord within the aged care sector. And it is a policy area that...

AMA says Omicron underlines need for more vigorous rollout and national quarantine facilities

The emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant underlines the need for Australia to develop a network of dedicated quarantine facilities and to pursue the roll out of booster shots more vigorously, the AMA said on Monday.

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