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Influenza seasons and severity are unpredictable. However, what we do know is that vaccination is the most important measure we have to prevent influenza and its complications.

A new report on general practice in Australia, released today by the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise

Transcript of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy's interview on ABC Perth with Tim McMillan and Nadia Mitsopoulos regarding drinking water.

Transcript of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy's interview on ABC Brisbane with Craig Zonca and Rebecca Livingstone regarding drinking water.

Transcript of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy's interview on ABC Darwin with Adam Steer regarding drinking water.

On 18 September 2018, a needle was found in a banana at an aged care service in NSW. The aged care facility immediately contacted police and advised the Department of Health.

Transcript - Dr Anthony Hobbs at the Canberra Conference Unit

An additional 800,000 influenza vaccines secured for the National Immunisation Program

It is positive that people have heard the message and are taking action to get vaccinated against influenza. Record numbers of seasonal influenza vaccines have been brought into the country this year.

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