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Influenza (flu) Topics

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Cold and Flu Fact Sheet

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Find a GP

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Find a GP

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COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

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How to manage at home if you have COVID

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COVID-19 health advice in different Languages

Follow the link to learn about the health advice in different languages.

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General COVID-19 information

Click here for general information on COVID-19 including isolation, testing and travel information.

COVID-19 Testing Information

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COVID-19 Testing Information

Find how to get a test, when you should, and the latest update.

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Healthpoint – Testing Centre Locations

Has information on where testing centres are across the country.

COVID-19 Antiviral Information

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Who can get free antiviral medicines

Eligible people who can get free antiviral medicines

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How to get free antiviral medicine

If you have symptoms you may be able to get antiviral medicine

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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COVID-19 Govt Website - Vaccine Information

Information about vaccine strategy, safety and effectiveness, getting a vaccine, fact sheets about the vaccine and the immunisation process.

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Ministry of Health – COVID Vaccine Resources

Information about vaccine strategy, safety and effectiveness, getting a vaccine, types of vaccines, fact sheets about the vaccine, the immunisation process and vaccine research.

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The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC)

Information about vaccine development and types, FAQs for special groups (e.g. pregnant women, elderly, sick), immunisation process and what to do after the vaccination.

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COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 years old and over

Here are some common questions and answers for COVID vaccine for children.

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Find out if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination

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Changes to our COVID-19 response

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Spring Wellness

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Hay Fever

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What to do if you have an accident - ACC

Find out how to claim for an injury or accident with ACC.

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First Aid

First aid measures for accidents