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How to speak to kids about vaccines

The safety of the Australian population has always been the Australian Government’s highest priority. For this reason, decisions regarding vaccines have been, and continue to be, based on the expert medical advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on...

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Visiting a hospital or care facility

How can you protect people you are visiting in a hospital, residential aged care facility or rehabilitation hospital? Download the fact sheet All visitors to healthcare facilities are required to adhere to directions and advice of the facility and treating healthcare...

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Seasonal health

Staying healthy at home Anyone can prevent getting an infection and different seasons bring different risks of infection.  Download the Staying healthy at home fact sheet. Spring and summer healthy These are the seasons where we get out of the house and head to the...

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Mosquito borne diseases

Being outside in summer places us at risk of bites from mosquitoes that may carry different infections such as Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus infection, malaria and Japanese encephalitis. There are some simple things you can do to help to protect you against...

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Food safety

Food poisoning can be very serious for anyone. If we are healthy adults, our immune systems can deal with small numbers of bacteria and viruses, but higher levels can make us very sick, and vulnerable people can become very ill or even die from food poisoning. It is...

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Seasonal influenza & colds

Influenza Usually called the flu, influenza is caused by a virus and spreads from person to person through the air by coughing, sneezing or talking, and by touching a person’s hands, a surface or object. How does it infect? The flu virus infects your breathing through...

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