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  • woman with sore throat checks her temperature

    Bring the heat on the common cold

    It’s not uncommon to hear people say they have ‘the flu’ when in fact it’s more likely they actually have a bad cold.

  • Kids eating lunch at school

    No Jab No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children

    The 'No Jab, No Play' policy is effective from Monday 22 July, meaning any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs (non-compulsory early education and care).

  • Mother checking young daughter's temperature

    Stop the spread of cold and flu

    Respiratory infections are especially common in winter and are easily spread, but there are things you can do to prevent it.

  • Hands being held on hospital bed

    Palliative care summit

    West Australians will have a chance to discuss palliative care issues with health experts at the WA Palliative Care Summit 2019 in August.

  • family of four riding bikes in the park

    Stay healthy this winter

    Winter is here and that can mean illness like cold and flu, rest assured we have some tips for staying healthy this winter.

  • Man rugged up sitting on a couch and blowing his nose into a tissue

    Stay healthy and avoid spreading respiratory illness

    Western Australians are being reminded to take steps to protect themselves and their families from colds and flu.

  • Hands being washed in the kitchen sink

    Don’t forget to wash your hands

    Good hand hygiene is the best and easiest way to avoid colds and flu.

  • Pregnant lady having a flu vaccine

    Flu vaccine availability update

    Government-funded vaccine for eligible groups is currently available. Contact your local immunisation provider to book an appointment.

  • smoker's lung in a jar with cigarettes

    Want healthy lungs? Go smoke free

    Today’s World No Tobacco Day raises awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure with this year’s campaign putting the spotlight on lung health.

  • Stethoscope, blood pressure monitor and wool in the shape of a heart

    May measure month

    Most people who have high blood pressure have never had it measured. Raised blood pressure (hypertension), affects 6 million adults and is the leading cause of heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease in Australia.