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Report on financial support for medical research and innovation

2021-06-1105:56

Australian Government Department of Health

A report on the financial support provided by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) between 2018 and 2020 for medical research and innovation is now available.

Vaccinate against flu to protect your child

2021-06-1007:21

Australian Government Department of Health

Influenza in kids can be serious. This year getting vaccinated against flu is more important than ever. It is the best way to protect your child and others from flu. The influenza vaccine is available free for children aged 6 months to under 5 years under the National Immunisation Program.

ATAGI update following weekly COVID-19 meeting – 9 June 2021

2021-06-1004:56

Australian Government Department of Health

An update from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) following their weekly meeting on 9 June 2021.

Erik took the bowel cancer screening test – it saved his life

2021-06-1003:47

Australian Government Department of Health

Bowel cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. It claims the lives of over 5,000 Australians a year. Regular screening is important to detect it early, so take the free bowel cancer test – it could save your life.

Greater Melbourne hotspot for Commonwealth support lifted

2021-06-1003:02

Australian Government Department of Health

The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, to lift the COVID-19 hotspot declaration of the Greater Melbourne area, from 11:59 pm 10 June 2021.

Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) statement – Updated recommendations to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 infection

2021-06-1002:59

Australian Government Department of Health

The Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) and National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce have jointly agreed on updated recommendations to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 infection. This includes advice on when to use face (surgical) masks, P2/N95 respirators and eye protection.

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