COVID-19 response update for primary care – 27 April 2023

This webinar on 27 April is part of a series to update primary care on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine rollout. The panel will provide key updates and answer participants’ questions.

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  • Professor Michael Kidd AM, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Louise Riley, Assistant Secretary, Medical Benefits Schedule, Department of Health and Aged Care

  • Eliza Hazlett, A/g Assistant Secretary, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Aged Care,  Department of Health and Aged Care

Live Captions are available for this webinar.

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Resources and information

2023 Influenza Campaign

2023 Influenza Campaign – Campaign materials

Minister for Health and Aged Care – Long Covid announcement – 24 April 2023

New COVID-19 and Influenza Immunisation History Statement

Top up your COVID-19 protection

Minister for Health and Aged Care – press conference – 30 March 2023

Expanded access to subsidised oral antiviral Paxlovid and other COVID-19 supports

Changes to MBS items during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response - Health professionals - Services Australia

2023 National Immunisation Program influenza vaccination – Early advice for vaccination providers – 1 March 23

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

Updated eligibility for COVID-19 oral treatments

COVID-19 Oral treatments fact sheet

National COVID-19 Health Management Plan for 2023

Access to PCR testing from 1 January 2023

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) statements  

COVID-19 vaccination - Easy Vaccine Access call back service brochure (other languages)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) case numbers and statistics | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

PBS Website –

Fact sheet - Changes to PBS eligibility for COVID-19 treatments - Information for prescribers and pharmacists

National Statement of Expectations on COVID-19 Management in Aged Care Settings



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