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Barwon Health / Barwon South West Public Health Unit

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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....

Friday, 22 April 2022.

COVID Commander tours region to thank staff

The Commander of the Department of Health’s COVID19 Response, Jeroen Weimar, visited Geelong today to thank the hundreds of health staff that helped protect, vaccinate, test and support people...

Wednesday, 06 April 2022.

World Health Day - April 7

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐚𝐲!  This year's theme is Our planet, our health.  In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet,...

Wednesday, 06 April 2022.

School holiday pop-up clinic improving vaccination access

  The Barwon Health South West Public Health Unit (BSWPHU) is preparing for a school holiday vaccination pop-up clinic to help improve access to COVID-19 vaccinations for parents, guardians...
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