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27 Feb 2018

As of April 2018 children in the ACT aged between 6 months and under 5 years of age will be eligible for a free influenza vaccine.

23 Feb 2018

The George Gregan Playground at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children will be temporarily closed until May 2018.


07 Feb 2018

ACT Health’s Fresh Tastes initiative has today launched a new online video series featuring primary school children talking about healthy food and drinks.

31 Jan 2018

All medicines containing codeine, including some pain, cold and flu medicines, will be available by prescription only from tomorrow (1 February 2018).

25 Jan 2018

A highly potent opioid found in a recent drug seizure in the ACT is designed for sedating large animals such as elephants and rhinos, not for use by humans, Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, said today.  Read more...

22 Jan 2018

As of 15 January 2018, the Child and Youth Dental Health clinics at Belconnen and Tuggeranong Community Health Centres have changed—providing greater accessibility, with the option of early morning appointments.

11 Jan 2018

From 1 February 2018, over‑the‑counter medicines containing codeine (such as some pain and cold and flu medicines) will be available by prescription only.

09 Jan 2018

There has been a great deal of interest and comment recently about the use of mesh as part of the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. There is currently a Senate Inquiry into the Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters which is due to report its findings by 14 February 2018.

19 Dec 2017

The O’Connor ACT Pathology Collection Centre is transitioning to new management and will be temporarily closed from 23 December 2017.

02 Nov 2017

ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, is alerting the Canberra community to confirmation of a second case of measles this year.