Top up your protection this winter
Now is the time to book your flu vaccine, and to consider topping up your COVID booster if it's been six months since your last COVID vaccination or infection.
Winter can be challenging with the combination of COVID-19 and respiratory conditions - particularly influenza. Vaccinations are the best way to protect yourself, and your family.
We encourage you to do four things:
Get vaccinated - it's the best way to prevent the flu and COVID-19.
Stay at home and avoid close contact with others.
Cough and sneeze into your sleeve.
Wash your hands regularly.
Information for you and your family
With COVID-19 still present in our communities, we understand that this time can be overwhelming and difficult for you and your family. Information and resources on how to keep healthy can be found below.
To keep up-to-date with the latest advice about COVID-19, visit the following official government websites:
Use healthdirect's symptom checker if you are feeling unwell and not sure if you need a doctor.
You can also check COVID-19 symptoms, get advice on the type of care you need, and find out if you may be eligible for antiviral medication.
These videos are being posted across social media channels, making them simple for everyone to share as we work together to get these important messages out to the community. You can view the videos below:
Flu vaccine video:
Antiviral video 1:
"It's best not to wait. As soon you test positive, go and speak to your GP about a COVID antiviral plan, because they're there to help," - Nathan Deaves.
COVID booster video:
"It's important because you want to keep yourself healthy and safe, but it's even more important because we want to keep our mob and community safe," - Elias Rees.
Antivirals video 2:
"We need to get the word out that antiviral tablets are available. Especially for our Elder community," - Terry Hill.
Make the right call, to get the right care!
It's important to remember that the hospital emergency department is for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries only. There are other places you can go for help if your simply feeling unwell, have influenza or COVID-19: