Australia's latest COVID-19 vaccine Rollout

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program has been extended to children aged 5 to 11 years. This is because the Australian Government accepted recommendations from Australia’s immunisation experts, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). ATAGI also recommends a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 18 years and over.Read More →

Omicron variant is milder than Delta

All viruses mutate over time. So is the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 as we know it. Ever since the pandemic started, five variants have been recognised as variants of concern: the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron variants. The latest variant – Omicron is proving to be the most contagiousRead More →

New Year's Eve Celebrations Melbourne

Celebrating Safely This New Year’s Eve Melbournians looking to partake in New Year’s Eve celebrations in Melbourne will find this year’s celebrations slightly different. Victorians are being urged to celebrate the new year responsibly, with the Andrews Labor Government working closely with Victoria Police, emergency services and local councils toRead More →

Testing Changes announced

Victoria will operationalise isolation and testing requirements for COVID-19 cases and contacts recommended by National Cabinet yesterday, with new pandemic orders taking effect from 11:59pm last night. That includes testing changes. The orders are an extension of Victoria’s current settings, which reduced the isolation burden for many when they wereRead More →

GinkGo Synthetic Biology firm will help Victoria develop mRNA capabilities

World-leading synthetic biology company Ginkgo Bioworks will establish an office in Melbourne, bolstering Victoria’s position as the national leader in mRNA research and manufacturing. A partnership with the Victorian Government has enabled the move, in what is hoped to be the first step in future long-term business expansion within Australia.Read More →

COVID-19 booster doses now available in Australia

On 28 October 2021, the Australian Government announced COVID-19 vaccination booster doses for people 18 years of age and older. Read on to find out more about the booster program, and when you can get your booster dose.   Why is there a booster program?   The COVID-19 vaccines availableRead More →