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WINTER BOOSTER COVID-19 VACCINE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED ANNOUNCED

WINTER BOOSTER COVID-19 VACCINE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED ANNOUNCED

ATAGI has made a long-awaited announcement recommending a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase vaccine protection before winter for those who are immunocompromised. The booster dose is recommended for people aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise (as defined in the ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 […]

WA GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS FREE

WA GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS FREE

There is no doubt WA is in a very different position to the rest of Australia right now. Will the appropriate use of free Rapid Antigen Tests be supported by the WA Government to protect this enviable situation? An opinion piece in today’s West Australian from our Managing Director, Julie Adams.  

COVID SELF CARE – PREPARING FOR WHAT IS TO COME

COVID SELF CARE – PREPARING FOR WHAT IS TO COME

To help prepare for covid-open and the increasingly likely chance that you and/or your family will be either a close contact or infected, here is some general helpful guidance. Get boosted as soon as due! It is clear that the triple vaccinated are faring better, though not as protected from Omicron as Delta. The unvaccinated […]

ATAGI STATEMENT ON THE 3RD PRIMARY DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED

ATAGI STATEMENT ON THE 3RD PRIMARY DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED

With COVID-19 vaccination rates reaching the double dose rate for the states and territories to open up, Australia is poised to begin living with COVID-19. While the vast majority of Australians welcome reduced restrictions, the physical and psychological implications for people with compromised immune systems may, understandably, lead to increased anxiety. We, therefore, welcome the […]

View Health chemo@home – Djilba 2021 Update

View Health chemo@home – Djilba 2021 Update

Especially for our health professionals and partners; the View Health – chemo@home newsletter is available by clicking here.

WORRIED ABOUT COVID? OUR PATIENTS ARE IN SAFE HANDS

WORRIED ABOUT COVID? OUR PATIENTS ARE IN SAFE HANDS

At View Health – chemo@home we focus our love, attention, skill and experience on taking care of our patients and each other. We do this by ensuring our team are fully supplied and trained with the correct PPE and by being vaccinated. An amazing 96% of our nursing team are vaccinated against covid-19, and 76% […]

IS IT SAFE TO HAVE THE JAB DURING CHEMO TREATMENTS?

IS IT SAFE TO HAVE THE JAB DURING CHEMO TREATMENTS?

Professor Grant McArthur, Co-Chair of the Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Taskforce and Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance said that it is vital for everyone to be vaccinated against COVID, but especially those who are at higher risk of complications if they were to contract the virus.   “The vaccinations are effective at […]

OPINION – HEALTH LACKS VACCINE CLARITY

OPINION – HEALTH LACKS VACCINE CLARITY

If you had Stage 4 cancer, were immuno-compromised, and were receiving your chemotherapy in-home to avoid potential infection would you want unvaccinated healthcare workers treating you and visiting your home during a pandemic?   I’m assuming the answer to that question would be a very firm “no” for most people, but this is the dilemma […]