Respiratory Health

Novel coronavirus – COVID-19

What is the novel coronavirus 2019? The virus causing the respiratory outbreak that started in Wuhan City, China, in late

Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. Fluid and/or pus

How effective is the flu vaccine this year?

Video transcript Whether you’re a first-time flu vacciner or have had flu vaccine on many occasions before, the flu vaccine

Will the flu shot protect me from COVID-19?

Video transcript Dr Matthew Cullen, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Flu vaccine won’t protect you against coronavirus. They are completely

Where can I get a flu shot?

Video transcript Most people in Australia get their flu vaccine from either their GP or their pharmacy. In addition, there

Who is eligible for a free flu shot?

Video transcript The flu vaccine does have a cost, but it is free under the National Immunisation Program for several

When’s the best time to have a flu shot?

Video transcript Now’s the time to have the flu vaccine from April onwards so that you’re well vaccinated to prevent

Who should have the flu vaccination?

Video transcript Dr Matthew Cullen, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney As to who should have the vaccine, there are two

Flu vaccination

Most Australians benefit from having a yearly flu vaccination. In 2020, flu vaccination is even more important as the peak

Why is washing hands so important?

Transcript Washing your hands is the most critically important thing you can do to protect yourself against COVID-19 and that

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