Students at the Australian National University (ANU) and University of Canberra (UC) will have the opportunity to receive their free meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination at clinics taking place at second semester Market Days.
Around 60 per cent more influenza vaccines have been delivered into the ACT community this year, compared to the same period last year.
The Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital has returned to full operations. Interim repairs were completed on Thursday and the area has been operational since Thursday afternoon.
Canberra Hospital can confirm that ACT Policing has handed the affected area of the Emergency Department (ED) back to the Hospital, following the incident that took place yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 18 July 2018).
Canberra Hospital can confirm an incident at the Emergency Department (ED) this afternoon at about 4pm, where ACT Policing were in attendance. ACT Policing have advised the incident has been contained and there is no further threat to public safety.
Immunisation rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at two years and five years have hit 100%.
ACT Health is aware of nationwide supply issues with some flu vaccines. There has been a record uptake of the vaccination across the country and in the ACT, with a 25-30% increase in demand.
In response to recent media reports, it is important for us to assure Canberra families that the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is a safe and modern facility that provides quality care to our patients.
ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, today alerted the community to the potential of Death Cap mushrooms growing around the ACT due to the recent heavy rainfall.
Consumers and health professionals are advised that, for the 2018 influenza season, natural rubber latex is present in the sheath covering the needle of trivalent influenza vaccine Fluad.