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Barwon Health / Barwon South West Public Health Unit

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Wednesday, 08 March 2023.

CHO alert and warning for campers and travellers

The Barwon South West Pubic Health Unit (BSWPHU) is urging people travelling or camping over the upcoming public holidays to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest advice to be protected from...

Monday, 07 November 2022.

Mpox vaccination bookings now open

 In Victoria, the mpox vaccine (JYNNEOS® vaccine) is available free-of-charge for people who meet any of the updated eligibility criteria. Please check eligibility criteria...

Sunday, 01 January 2023.

Opinion - World AIDS Day by Dr Sarah Huffam

Spokesperson: Dr Sarah Huffam, infectious diseases and sexual health physician  World AIDS Day on 1 December each year is a key opportunity to raise awareness about HIV, commemorate or...

Tuesday, 20 December 2022.

PODCAST: Decarbonising our healthcare, a prescription for action

Decarbonising our healthcare, a prescription for action: with Dr Renee Beale, Dr Rebecca Patrick and Barwon Health's Dr Mike Forrester   Images of single-use face masks have become...

Tuesday, 20 December 2022.

If you are feeling unwell and concerned you may have COVID: Tips and recommendations

Feeling unwell and concerned you may have COVID?Here are a few reminders and tips as we enter the festive season:📌 Getting tested as soon as possible is important to ensure you don't spread...

Monday, 19 December 2022.

Have you prepared your Christmas (COVID) List?

With the current COVID wave, plan ahead this festive season so that you can safely enjoy the festivities. There are many things you can do to prepare to ensure you and your family remain...

Wednesday, 09 November 2022.

Buruli ulcer cases identified in additional Geelong suburbs

Cases of Buruli ulcer have increased significantly in Victoria in recent years, particularly along the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas, and the disease is spreading into new geographical areas...

Monday, 07 November 2022.

The future state of COVID - how to protect yourself and what to do if you test positive

COVID-19 will continue to be part of our lives. Together, our role is to keep our families, communities, and health workers safe by planning for future waves.   Most of the rules are gone,...

Wednesday, 19 October 2022.

Support for people with COVID

Barwon Health is reshaping our support service for people in the community with COVID-19. We now have high levels of vaccination in our community and lower rates of COVID, so we are changing the...

Wednesday, 19 October 2022.

Thunderstorm asthma now on radar

During grass pollen season people may notice an increase in asthma and hay fever. Grass pollen season (October through to December) also brings the chance of thunderstorm asthma. Thunderstorm...
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