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  • Two young children hugging each other

    Free meningococcal vaccine for 1 to 4 year olds


    From today, all Western Australian children aged 1 to 4 years will have access to a free meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
  • Table filled with platters of food.

    Food safety is essential over the festive season

    People are urged to take extra care when preparing and storing food during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

  • Fight the bite graphic: Protect yourself against disease-carrying mosquitoes. Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

    Fight the bite this festive season

    Residents and holiday-makers across Western Australia are reminded to continue to be vigilant against mosquito bites this festive season as we enter the peak risk period for mosquito-borne diseases.

  • Telehealth consultation with doctor, nurse and patient

    Virtual emergency department goes 24/7

    Western Australia's innovative virtual emergency department has expanded to a 24/7 service, just in time for the summer holidays.

  • Changes to codeine access

    From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine for pain and cold and flu relief will no longer be available over-the-counter in Australia. After this date, all medicines containing codeine will require a prescription.

  • Smiling toddler boy in playground

    Guidelines promote healthy active kids

    New national guidelines aim to promote healthier and more active kids.

  • HIV aids

    HIV prevention drug trial

    Western Australians at risk of HIV can access a free, preventative drug as part of a two-year trial launched this week.

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    Shout-out to Leavers – Stay safe!

    WA Health is urging young people heading away for Leavers celebrations this week to stay safe while they’re having fun.

  • Calling for Excellence in Rural and Remote Nursing Nominations

    Judi Turner knew she had to nominate colleague Karen Coyle for the Excellence in Rural and Remote Health Award at the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards (WANMEA) after witnessing the way she implemented and managed the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) in Broome.

  • happy girl in pool

    Water safety in the spotlight

    With the temperature rising, now is a good time to think about ways to stay safe when we’re around water.