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Barwon Health / Barwon South West Public Health Unit

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Wednesday, 24 August 2022.

Antiviral pilot program underway to support health workers

The Barwon South West Public Health Unit (BSWPHU) recently launched a new pilot program at Barwon Health, offering antivirals to Barwon Health staff. The antiviral medication Molnupiravir is...

Friday, 05 August 2022.

Health Alert: Monkeypox

There is currently a multi-country outbreak of monkeypox. Cases have been detected in Australia, some of which are locally acquired infections. Severe illness may develop in a small percentage...

Thursday, 21 July 2022.

Winter doses now available for everyone aged 30 and over

Australia’s top immunisation experts (ATAGI) have updated their recommendations for COVID-19 fourth (winter) doses. As COVID cases rise, we encourage the community to take steps to protect...

Wednesday, 29 June 2022.

Vital service has profound impact on local family

The Barwon Specialist Immunisation Service (SIS) commenced in February 2021 to provide specialist consultation and vaccine advice for community doctors, immunisers and consumers during...

Friday, 24 June 2022.

A healthy partnership continues to support the community

  As the way the community lives with COVID-19 changes, so too does the way the local health  service supports the community. Public health clinicians in...

Tuesday, 21 June 2022.

Disease spotlight - Japanese Encephalitis

Globally throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the discussion and understanding of public health and infectious diseases have become an important part of everyday life. As we learn to live with...

Monday, 20 June 2022.

Local vaccination software recognised with award

An innovative digital platform developed to manage the Barwon South West’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments has been recognised with Australia’s Best Health Project at the IT News Benchmark...

Wednesday, 25 May 2022.

COVID-19 vaccination has moved!

Staff at the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane have now moved to a new ‘home of vaccination’ in Geelong. In recognition of our region’s impressive COVID-19 vaccination rates, the team...

Tuesday, 17 May 2022.

COVID-19 vaccination moving to new home

Staff at the Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane are packing boxes and preparing for a move to a new ‘home of vaccination’ in Geelong. In recognition of our region’s impressive COVID-19...

Monday, 02 May 2022.

Antivirals - changing the way we treat COVID-19

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, public health clinicians in the Barwon South West have a new treatment for COVID patients to prevent serious illness and hospitalisation....
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