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  • GP on phone

    Support for country patients with long-term health conditions

    People based in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions with – or at risk of – diabetes or a long-term heart or lung condition can get their health on track with the Health Navigator telehealth service.

  • Nurse giving high school student a vaccine

    Child influenza vaccination rates decline

    New research led by Princess Margaret Hospital infectious diseases specialist Christopher Blyth has found that a sharp decline in child influenza vaccination rates since 2010.

  • Stay safe you mob

    Campaign aims to lower STIs in Aboriginal youth

    A new campaign has been launched to promote the importance of safe sex for Aboriginal people aged 17-29 years old.

  • Man holding neck with an area highlighted to show pain

    painHEALTH goes mobile

    The painHEALTH website is now available on your mobile phone and tablet so is accessible wherever you are.

  • Plane leaving airport

    Measles outbreak in Europe

    The Department of Health is encouraging all parents travelling to Europe to ensure their child’s measles immunisations are up to date.

  • Aboriginal girl looking at her mobile phone

    Free after hours GP service to continue in country WA

    Due to its popularity, the free telephone and video after-hours GP service, 1800-call-a-doc, will continue beyond its original 31 March finish date.

  • EpiPen pack

    EpiPen batches recalled

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has warned that some batches of EpiPen adrenaline injectors sold to treat allergies and anaphylaxis have been recalled.

  • Whooping cough immunisation reminder

    Start planning for May flu jab

    Western Australians are being advised to get their annual flu vaccinations in May in order to ensure they are well protected against flu throughout the winter season.

  • radio studio microphone

    Tune in to get Fitter Happier

    WA Health has teamed up with independent, non-profit, community radio station, RTR 92.1FM to produce a new radio program that addresses topical health issues.

  • Boy with a red blotchy measles rash on his back, neck and face

    Measles warning for Bali travellers

    Western Australians heading to Bali are being urged to make sure they have been appropriately vaccinated against measles, following a recent surge of cases contracted on the island.