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Pharmacists in Tasmania are now waiting on government supplies of meningococcal vaccine – and hope to expand vaccination further In late July Tasmania’s Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, announced that …

The Australian Digital Health Agency is encouraging parents to have My Health Records for their children, saying these could save lives Parents are being encouraged to talk about the electronic …

There is a widespread view that childhood pain is under-recognised and under-managed, writes Leanne Philpott Pharmacists play a valuable role in helping parents assess the severity of their child’s pain, …

The Tasmanian Government is extending the free vaccination program against meningococcal disease – and pharmacists will be able to vaccinate some children Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health, announced that meningococcal …

The shortage of flu vaccines highlights how important pharmacist vaccination is becoming, says one pharmacy group Advantage Pharmacy says that it has experienced “overwhelming” demand for flu vaccines across its …

Childhood asthma in Australia is associated with gas stoves and damp houses, say University of Queensland researchers Dr Luke Knibbs, from the Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research and UQ’s School of …

An “alarming” number of children under five are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, according to new research presented in Adelaide The study is being shared with health …

Australian children receive care within clinical practice guideline recommendations on average 60% of the time, new research has found But there is considerable variation in adherence to guidelines by clinical …

New data shows that Australia’s childhood vaccination rates are slipping The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth has released its 2018 Report Card: the wellbeing of young Australians, which …

The Victorian Government will offer free flu vaccination for children aged six months to five years, as new research examines parental attitude barriers Amid calls for the Federal Government to …

Victoria has passed legislation which means doctors will no longer be able to make false statements about a child’s ability to be immunised The Andrews Labor Government says it is …

Children should not just be considered “small adults” when it comes to prescribing medications, say Australian researchers A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology article by researchers from the University …