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#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community
With doctors warning that the combination of COVID-19 and flu could make you really sick, a digital campaign that highlights how vaccines make a difference, even for people who've had COVID, is being launched this week by COORDINARE in partnership with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).
New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.
Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW
People in South Eastern NSW will now have access to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, with the Department of Health selecting 14 practices to administer the vaccine from 21 February and an additional 14 from 28 February.
Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target
More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.
You've checked in, but have you checked your mental health?
As NSW celebrates surpassing 90% double-dose vaccination rates, a core group of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are working together to ensure community members' ongoing physical and mental health remains a priority.
Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent
COVID double dose vaccination rates in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW have officially passed the 80 per cent eased restrictions target. According to the latest statistics, first dose rates have also passed the 90 per cent milestone in every LGA.
Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates
Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.
Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed
Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.
Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.
Call for over 60s to get vaccinated
COORDINARE is urging people aged 60 and older to book their AstraZeneca COVID vaccine appointment as soon as possible. According to Dianne Kitcher, CEO of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, supplies of AstraZeneca are readily available through the combined primary health workforce.
#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community
COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.
Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story
Over 150 general practices in South Eastern NSW are administering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy. It has been nearly 12 weeks since Jo Lill received the COVID vaccine at her local general practice and she intends to get her second dose of AstraZeneca.
Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story
People over 70 were amongst the first people offered the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first phase (Phase 1a) of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.
More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations
More general practices will be able to administer COVID vaccines from 21 June, with an additional 22 general practices in South Eastern NSW accredited as Astra Zeneca vaccine providers by 28 June.
Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment
Almost 32,300 people a week can now access the COVID-19 vaccine at an approved general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sites in South Eastern NSW.
View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording
Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.
The Surgery At Jerra introduces initiative to improve Bexsero vaccine uptake among Aboriginal families
The Surgery At Jerra is a family practice located in Jerrabomberra, a small town near Queanbeyan on Ngunnawal Country.
More general practices join the fight against COVID-19
Almost 130 general practices in South Eastern NSW are now offering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy.
Local general practices start providing COVID-19 vaccines
Almost 40 general practices in South Eastern NSW have started providing COVID-19 vaccinations this week, after being approved by the Department of Health to participate in Phase 1b of the rollout.
Enhancements to the Australian Immunisation Register
Immunisation is an essential health service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health professionals must maintain routine immunisation services and ensure on-time vaccination according to the current recommended schedules.