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Victoria Reduces Third Dose Interval Ahead Of Vax Blitz

Victorians over the age of 18 will now be eligible to get their vital third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after three months, just in time for a walk-up vaccination blitz starting this Friday. The reduced timeframe of three months, recommended by Victoria’s public health..

IVF Procedures To Resume

Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures suspended as part of the temporary changes to protect our hospitals will recommence, to help support Victorians who are wanting to start or grow their family. Some services will restart from today, with..

Boosting Vaccinations In Multicultural Communities

The Victorian Government is making it easier for Victorians from multicultural and multifaith backgrounds to get vaccinated, with targeted support to help them access vaccinations, get to appointments and combat misinformation. Acting Health Minister James Merlino today announced successful funding recipients of the Government’s $1.2..

A Safe And Sensible Return To Work For Essential Workers

With the number of COVID-19 close contacts continuing to grow, Victoria’s public health team will provide more essential workers with an exemption from close contact home isolation requirements to attend their workplace. From 11:59pm, Tuesday 18 January, workers in emergency services, education, critical utilities, custodial..

Australia Day 2022 Program Launched

Victorians will be able to enjoy a wide range of free, inclusive, accessible events as part of the newly released Australia Day 2022 program. Family friendly activities and a free public concert featuring some of Australia’s most iconic artists are just a small part of..

We Want You: More Vaccinators For Our State-Run System

The Victorian Government will train up to 1,000 new vaccinators, helping first-year health students, retired nurses, and more join an expanded workforce to be deployed across state-run centres and boost our vaccination efforts. Millions of Victorians will become eligible for their third dose over the..

Boosting Local Schools, GPs And Pharmacies In Vax Blitz

The Victorian Government is helping local doctors and community pharmacies deliver more doses for kids between 5 and 11 on school grounds as part of the Commonwealth’s coronavirus vaccination program. Through a new $4 million grants program, the Victorian Government is encouraging GPs and community..

Keeping Victorian Workers In Key Sectors Safe

Given the current rate of COVID-19 hospitalisations and cases, a number of important but proportionate changes will be introduced to further protect our highest-risk health care and hospitality settings – and key workforces – from the risk of outbreaks and super-spreader events. Under new pandemic..

Nine Easy Questions For Rapid COVID Response

From today, Victorians who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be asked just nine easy questions to quickly access the medical support they need as part of the transformation of Victoria’s response to coronavirus. Anyone who tests positive on a RAT is..

Boosting Victorians’ Safety Over The Festive Season

To put us in the best position to respond to Omicron, Victoria will expand its vaccination booster program to deliver up to 300,000 doses a week, support GPs and pharmacies to deliver even more, and take steps to ensure the community’s safety over the holidays..

A Simple ‘Pause’ Might Save Your Life

Victorians are being urged to be well rested and take breaks when traveling over the festive period, as many people prepare to take summer road trips for the first time in two years. People will be relishing the chance to reunite with loved ones, with..

More Food Relief For Those In Need

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more food relief is available for Victorian families during the Christmas period with the delivery of an extra 220,000 meals through community food relief programs. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines today announced 17 organisations would share in..

Supporting Young Victorians These School Holidays

Special school holiday camps, sports and other activities will help keep young vulnerable Victorians engaged and on the right track during the summer holidays, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Twenty four targeted programs will give 780 young people the chance to participate..

Updated Public Health Protections To Keep Victorians Safe

With more than 92 per cent of eligible Victorians double dose vaccinated, coronavirus restrictions are being updated to ensure Victorians enjoy more freedoms this festive season, keeping themselves and their families safe while the Omicron variant is monitored and investigated. Minister for Health Martin Foley..

Free Travel Vouchers This Festive Season

The Andrews Labor Government will give away 250,000 free public transport travel vouchers to Victorians heading back to the city for some of Melbourne’s most exciting events and attractions throughout December and January. To promote a safe return to Melbourne’s CBD, there will be 50,000..

MORE JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECAST FOR VICTORIA

The Victorian economy is expected to generate thousands of jobs in the coming months, with forecasts in today’s Budget Update showing positive signs ahead for the state. Victoria is on a rapid road to recovery, with economic activity expected to return quickly to the growth..

Get Prepared To Stay Safe On The Water This Summer

With summer upon us, recreational boaters and fishers across Victoria are encouraged to brush up on safety rules and prepare their vessels to stay safe and avoid fines on the water. Marine incident rates are returning to pre-pandemic levels with 1,248 serious incidents in 2020-21,..