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how do we actually investigate rare covid-19 vaccine side-effects?

How do we actually investigate rare COVID-19 vaccine side-effects?

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Investigations are under way to determine whether the deaths of two people in New South Wales who developed blood clots are linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. We’ve also heard today that 11 Australians have so far developed...
what is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the astrazeneca vaccine?

What is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?

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  Image Shuttlestock The federal government has asked Australia’s medical and vaccine regulators to urgently consider the European Medicines Agency’s finding of a possible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and rare blood clots. This follows reports over...
what causes infections

What Causes Infections and Do They Spread?

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Children are susceptible to infections that often cause illness. Children get into care services and early childhood education while their immune systems are not fully developed. These children may not have any exposure to...
the astrazeneca vaccine and over-65s: we may not have all the data yet, but limiting access could be counterproductive

The AstraZeneca vaccine and over-65s: we may not have all the data yet, but...

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 Picture: Thiago Ribeiro/AP Last week, a German vaccine advisory committee recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine only be used in 18-64-year-olds, citing a lack of data on the efficacy of the vaccine in people over 65. Subsequently, the European regulator,...
where is australia at with the covid vaccine rollout? our interactive shows how we compare with the rest of the world

Where is Australia at with the COVID vaccine rollout? Our interactive shows how we...

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 Image: Shuttlestock As COVID vaccination programs roll out around the world, our new interactive tool allows you to see where each country is at with its immunisation program. Using data from Our World in Data, you...
i’m over 50 and can now get my covid vaccine. can i talk to the gp first? do i need a painkiller? what else do i need to know?

I’m over 50 and can now get my COVID vaccine. Can I talk to...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock People aged 50 and over are now officially eligible to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from selected GPs. Although some practices have had permission to provide the vaccine early if they had excess stock, this marks a...
australia’s new vaccination campaign is another wasted opportunity

Australia’s new vaccination campaign is another wasted opportunity

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      Australia’s new ‘Arm Yourself’ COVID-19 vaccination campaign advertisement. Department of Health/Youtube   The Australian government’s new national vaccination advertisements have been described as exciting as a bowl of leftover cereal, with all the urgency of a stubbed...
Shoud we give up on COVID zero header

Should we give up on COVID-zero? Until most of us are vaccinated, we can’t...

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  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP We’re currently in the midst of one of the most challenging times during the pandemic in Australia, and we’re all struggling. Frustration with the situation is at an all-time high and questions are being...
can governments mandate a covid vaccination? balancing public health with human rights – and what the law says

Can governments mandate a COVID vaccination? Balancing public health with human rights – and...

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Image: Shuttlestock Earlier in 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he expected the COVID-19 vaccine to be mandatory. He later backtracked, noting the government “can’t hold someone down and make them take it”. But should it be...
port phillip public immunisation sessions continuing with covid-19 precautions

PORT PHILLIP PUBLIC IMMUNISATION SESSIONS CONTINUING WITH COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

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Port Phillip Council is asking residents to follow COVID-19 precautions at public immunisation sessions. “Immunisation is a powerful way of helping protect every member of our community from a range of diseases,” Mayor Bernadene Voss...