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Inside track: Healthcare

14 September 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Australia’s frontline healthcare workers likely to be first to receive COVID vaccine
The key terms have been laid out for supply deals that could deliver Australia millions of vaccine doses as early as January 2021 (07 September 2020).  More...

Release of COVID-19 infection data in aged care
The Commonwealth Government released a data snapshot of residential aged care facilities which have recorded COVID-19 infections. The report provides greater transparency for residents and their families around the situation in aged care facilities (13 September 2020).  More...

Recent updates to the Australian Immunisation Register
We have made some improvements to the Australian Immunisation Register. These changes improve functionality for vaccination providers and make it easier for people to stay up to date with their immunisations (11 September 2020).  More...

Oxford vaccine pause ‘a sign the system is working’
An adverse reaction to one of the two COVID vaccines earmarked for Australia has been described as a ‘setback’ – but not unusual. However, the ‘potentially unexplained illness’ cited by an AstraZeneca spokesperson may affect that timeline, as it is not known how long it will take to investigate the adverse event (09 September 2020).  More...

Australia secures onshore manufacturing agreements for two COVID-19 vaccines
A $1.7 billion agreement between the Australian Government and pharmaceutical companies means that a free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful (07 September 2020).  More...

First of its kind medicine harnesses DNA profile to target cancer
The first ‘pan-tumour’ medicine to harness DNA profiling to target and treat a specific form of cancer in the youngest of children, as well as adults, has been registered for use in Australia (14 September 2020).  More...

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