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Protecting older people in the festive season

Christmas, summer and the festive season is a time many of us spend with our family and friends. Make sure you know the basics and protect yourself, family and friends from COVID-19.

ATAGI recommendations on use of the Moderna and Pfizer monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccines

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of XBB 1.5 COVID-19 vaccines.

ATAGI update additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccination dose

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recently updated their advice for the COVID-19 booster dose.

ATAGI Update on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) regarding an additional COVID-19 dose for highest risk people in 2023. These recommendations are in addition to the previous ATAGI COVID-19 vaccine booster advice published in February 2023.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update 5 July 2023

Read the Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 update newsletter from 5 July 2023.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update 21 June 2023

Read the Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 update newsletter from 21 June 2023.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update 2 June 2023

Read the Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 update newsletter from 2 June 2023.

ATAGI advice on the preferential use of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for primary vaccination of people aged 12 years or older

ATAGI has made recommendations on the use of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines as a primary course.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 22 May 2023

Read the Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 update newsletter from 22 May 2023.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 8 May 2023

In this issue, read about managing COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination booster doses, influenza vaccinations, accessing COVID-19 PCR testing through Medicare, IPC Lead Nurse training grants, PPE winter deployment, and the ACCPA Winter preparedness webinar.

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 4 April 2023

In this issue: Letter to aged care providers on COVID-19 preparedness, Infection Control and Prevention (IPC) overview, Provider IPC responsibility, The commission's IPC oversight and IPC training grants available.

Top up your COVID-19 protection

The Australian Government has launched a new advertising campaign to encourage adults to get a COVID-19 booster if it has been 6 months or more since their last COVID-19 vaccination or infection.

Release of the Australian Government's response to the Review of COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Purchasing and Procurement

The Australian Government has responded to the Halton review into COVID-19 vaccine and treatment procurement.

ATAGI recommendations on use of the Moderna bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.4/5) COVID-19 vaccine

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of the Moderna bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.4/5) COVID-19 vaccine.

ATAGI recommendations on use of the Pfizer bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.4/5) COVID-19 vaccine

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of the Pfizer bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.4/5) COVID-19 vaccine.

ATAGI 2023 booster advice

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) regarding COVID-19 boosters in 2023. These recommendations replace previous ATAGI COVID-19 vaccine booster advice.

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.

ATAGI recommendations on use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 4 years (Pfizer 6 months to 4 years).

ATAGI recommendations on use of the Pfizer bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.1) COVID-19 vaccine

Recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) the Pfizer bivalent (Original/Omicron BA.1) COVID-19 vaccine.

ATAGI update on boosters following COVID-19 meeting on 11 November 2022

An update from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) following their meeting on 11 November 2022.

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.

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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