H1N1 Virus - Media Releases and Information

Please find below, information from the Wheatbelt GP Network and other organisations.
 

Swine Flu Information
These links will direct you to a third party web-site and the Wheatbelt GP Network accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained therein.

New Commonwealth Health Hotline for Swine Influenza.

The Department of Health and Ageing has established a new, national hotline for the public to receive health information about the outbreak overseas of Swine Flu.  The number is 1802007.

Updated advice on the use of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines in children <10 years of age

Produced by Department of Health and Ageing
Date:  March 2010

Summary of ATAGI dosage recommendations for pandemic H1N1 2009 (Panvax®) and 2010 seasonal influenza vaccination for children aged ≥6 months to <10 years 

Department of Health and Ageing
Date:  23 March 2010

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER MOBILISES GPS TO SUPPORT PANDEMIC (H1N1) 2009 INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS (FED)

Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jim Bishop, is calling on GPs to promote vaccination against the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza to their patients before the flu season begins in Australia. Professor Bishop has enlisted the support of his GP Roundtable, which includes representatives of the AMA, RACGP and the GP Network and he is writing to all GPs in Australia to ask them to proactively promote vaccination for all people aged 6 months and above in an effort to stop the spread of swine flu which is expected to be the dominant influenza strain in 2010. New research is showing that an estimated 3 million Australian adults were vaccinated against H1N1 in the first two months to November, and we have now distributed almost 7 million doses of the vaccine to GPs and immunisation providers. However, we must see more people vaccinated before the flu season arrives to ensure the community is fully protected, Professor Bishop said.

Recommended clinical protocol for the administration of pandemic (H1N1) influenza vaccine from
multi-dose vials (MDV) for children aged ≥6 months to <3 years and for all people aged ≥3 years.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Department of Health and Ageing. 

Use of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines in children <10 years of age.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), Department of Health and Ageing.

Oseltamivir-resistant pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in a severely ill patient: the first Australian case.

eMJA Australia, 11 January 2010.

Infection control of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in hospitals — a logistic challenge.

eMJA Australia, 11 January 2010.

 

Photo of Panvax junior vaccine - for information.

 

Letter to doctors regarding TGA approval to vaccinate children 6 months to 9 years with Panvax Influenza Vaccine.

Public Health, Health Department of WA.

Link to Department of Health and Ageing Web-site

Children between 6 months and 9 years can now be vaccinated against the H1N1 Virus. 

Please refer to the Department of Health and Ageing's web-site for more information.

 

Media Release - H1N1 Vaccination Program

Wheatbelt GP Network (25 September 2009)

Link to World Health Organisation Website

Swine Influenza Frequently Asked Questions

Link to Department of Health and Aging Website

Protecting Yourself and Others

Link to Department of Health and Aging Website

Antivirals and Vaccines

Link to Department of Health and Aging Website

Government Information, Plans and Assistance

Link to Department of Health and Aging Website

Swine Influenza Outbreaks

Link to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
(USA) Website

What's New on the Swine Flu Site



 



 


 







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