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  • World Polio Day

    World Polio Day

    Polio is a life-threatening disease that can cause paralysis or even death and mostly affects children under 5 years.

  • hand holding positive RAT test

    Free RAT program ends

    WA’s free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) distribution program has now concluded.

  • Measles on a child

    Measles alert for Perth and Midwest

    Western Australians in Perth and the Midwest should be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed case.

  • Woman talking to a pharmacist

    New option for the treatment of UTIs

    From August 2023, women who have uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) will have an additional option of accessing antibiotic treatment directly through a pharmacy.

  • Family of three sitting doctors office after getting the flu vaccine

    Free flu vaccines extended for June

    The WA Government program providing free flu (influenza) vaccines to everyone in Western Australia during May has been extended until the end of June.

  • Meet Natalie, mother of quads and past patient at King Edward Memorial Hospital

    Natalie was 7 weeks pregnant and had a 1-year-old at the time when finding out the news that there will be 4 more babies on the way.

  • This podcast could save your life

    New podcast episode a breath of fresh air

    A new episode of WA Health's podcast 'This podcast could save your life' has been released featuring Dr John Blakey, Respiratory Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Ms Brooke Kyle, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

  • Tradie giving a thumbs up after getting the flu vaccine

    Free flu vaccines in May

    To help you stay well this winter, the WA Government is providing free influenza (flu) vaccines to everyone in Western Australia aged 6 months and over during May.

  • Solar eclipse eye safety reminder

    A total solar eclipse will take place just before 11.30 am on 20 April 2023 in the Ningaloo region of Western Australia and will last for 62 seconds. The only way to guarantee that you don't get eye damage is by viewing the eclipse indirectly.

  • Protect yourself against mosquitoes this Easter break

    Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE), Kunjin and Japanese encephalitis (JE) viruses have been detected across a wide area of WA, and people should take appropriate precautions.