Archives for January, 2022

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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..