COVID-19 vaccination news

Read the latest news about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 newsletter – 30 January 2023

In this issue: COVID-19 vaccination support; Reminder annual reporting for influenza vaccinations in aged care; and Changes to how services request Commonwealth COVID-19 Support , including RAT kits, PCR testing, Oral antiviral treatments, workforce and PPE.

Travellers from China required to undertake COVID-19 testing before travel

The Australian Government will introduce pre-departure testing for COVID-19 for people travelling to Australia from the People’s Republic of China.

New COVID-19 variant leads to increase in cases

A statement from Professor Paul Kelly, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, on the increase in COVID-19 cases due to a new Omicron variant.

ATAGI recommendations for a booster dose of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on Pfizer booster doses for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Cancer Australia – Yarn for Life

Cancer Australia’s Yarn for Life is the first national cancer awareness campaign developed for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 14 October 2022

In this edition: Aged care COVID-19 update webinar and COVID-19 isolation requirements for high-risk settings, including residential aged care homes.

ATAGI recommend the COVID-19 vaccination for some children aged 6 months to under 5 years

Australia’s immunisation experts, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, recommend COVID-19 vaccination for some children aged 6 months to under 5 years who have an increased risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccination will help reduce this risk.

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Did you know that in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 24 years and under are 3 times more likely than other young people to die by suicide?

ATAGI statement on use of the Moderna bivalent Original/Omicron vaccine

A statement from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) regarding COVID-19 Moderna Spikevax Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine.

AHPPC Statement – reduced isolation period for COVID-19 cases

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) notes the need for a proportionate approach to isolation for those with COVID‑19 infections at this stage of the pandemic.
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