Winter 2018 – latest Flu Vaccine available now!

Influenza is a serious viral illness that causes people to be ill for days and can even cause complications leading to death in some people. Last year in Australia, the flu caused over 3000 deaths in people over 50years of age. Influenza is highly contagious and can...

Zika Virus

Zika is a mosquito borne virus that is closely related to dengue and also yellow fever. Zika can be found in animals in many parts of Asia and Africa without any outbreaks in humans. Between 2013 and 2015 there were large outbreaks of Zika in a number of Pacific...

New measures to encourage childhood vaccinations

As a new school year gets underway, Minister for Health Sussan Ley is reminding parents on new measures to encourage families to keep their children’s vaccinations up to date. From this year, to continue receiving family assistance payments from the Commonwealth...

Discount PBS Prescriptions Start Today Jan 1

Today marks the start of landmark competition reforms in the medicines sector, whereby pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the first time. More information: The Department...