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A WHO expert panel has strongly advised against use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19, based on high-certainty evidence A World Health Organization (WHO) panel of experts, comprising intensive care physicians, …

The TGA is set to start publishing weekly reports on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, with all 79 adverse events reported so far nothing out of the ordinary In a …

Now that Australia has begun vaccinating against COVID-19, we’d like to know how confident your patients are feeling about the jab On Sunday, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that after …

Pharmacists were at the centre of this week’s biggest news: the first COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia There was exciting news in the COVID-19 crisis this week, with the beginning of …

Two pharmacy organisations have launched a tool to help Australians find out when they can access the jab The Australasian College of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of …

Aged care residents are believed to have received equivalent of four COVID-19 vaccine doses in an “unacceptable breach” of standards The Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia has apologised after …

A third of people reported persistent symptoms after COVID-19 infection in this new study, which followed participants up to nine months after illness Researchers from the University of Washington in …

Pharmacy Guild says the incident reveals that mistakes can occur no matter which profession the immuniser belongs to A doctor has been stood down from the COVID-19 vaccination program after …

Pharmacist Uyen Hua is among the first Australian pharmacists to be vaccinated against COVID-19 Ms Hua will be working in the hotel vaccination program. The Alfred and other stakeholders are …

Pharmacy Guild welcomes regulatory approval for Victorian pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccine, with interns and students also able to undertake vaccination activities Pharmacists immunisers in Victoria have been given regulatory …

As Australia celebrates its first COVID-19 vaccinations, the rollout is showcasing pharmacists’ skills, say stakeholders Prime Minister Scott Morrison and a small group of health professionals, including pharmacists, are among …

COVID-19 vaccine issues continued to dominate the conversation this week, as well as a focus on dispensing errors The first Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Australia this week; and new …