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20 Apr 2020

SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: Elective surgery and IVF could resume within days with the National Cabinet expected to discuss lifting the ban when it meets tomorrow. It comes after Australia received 58 million face masks to protect health workers from COVID-19 and the flu with a further $100 million set to arrive before the end of May.

Meanwhile, flu vaccine manufacturing is being ramped up with an extra three million flu shots secured. The additional supplies mean more than 16 million people will be able to get vaccinated this season and there will be a rush.


Published: 20 Apr 2020

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

10 Jun 2018
The flu shot may not be 100 per cent effective, but it still reduces the risk of contracting flu, and reduces severity in those who get it, AMA President Dr Tony Bartone says.

Published: 10 Jun 2018