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25 Jul 2019

AMA FAMILY DOCTOR WEEK, 21-27 July 2019

Your Family Doctor and You: Partnering for Health

The AMA is advocating that all Australian adults should be eligible for free catch-up vaccinations, under the National Immunisation Program (NIP), to protect as many people as possible from preventable diseases.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, made the call as part of AMA Family Doctor Week 2019, a week dedicated to recognising the dedication and service of general practitioners around the nation.


Published: 25 Jul 2019

30 May 2019
AMA Vice President, Dr Chris Zappala, talks to Cairns radio 4CA about what to do to avoid getting the flu.

Published: 30 May 2019

25 May 2019
AMA Vice President Dr Chris Zappala debunks the myth that the flu jab can cause the flu. Any reaction is just the vaccine priming the body to fight the flu in future.

Published: 25 May 2019

24 May 2019

A Perth GP who developed a surveillance program to actively monitor vaccine safety in real time is the recipient of the 2019 AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, announced Dr Alan Leeb as the winner at the AMA National Conference today.

“For more than three decades, Dr Alan Leeb has demonstrated his ongoing commitment to quality medical care and improving public health, particularly in the field of vaccination,” Dr Bartone said.


Published: 24 May 2019

24 Jul 2017

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon explains why GPs play a vital role in giving life saving advice on immunisation in light of recent outbreaks of measles.


Published: 24 Jul 2017

09 May 2017

The Federal Budget does not contain everything the AMA had hoped for, but it does show a Minister who has recognised past faults and is willing to engage with the health sector, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.


Published: 09 May 2017

01 May 2017

The Federal Government's No Jab, No Pay policy has led to 200,000 more children being fully vaccinated, but doctors must do more to reach out to vaccine-hesitant parents, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.


Published: 01 May 2017

10 Oct 2016
The AMA and the Academy of Science have launched a revised and updated guide to the facts, evidence, and benefits of immunisation.

Published: 10 Oct 2016