NSW’s monkeypox vaccine rollout begins targeting those most at risk

Those at greatest risk of contracting monkeypox will receive the first vaccine doses when the NSW rollout begins, in what has been termed a “breakthrough moment.” Most important points: The state program starts with 5,500 doses for specific groups It will expand when another 30,000 doses arrive at the end of September Health authorities think … Read more

Splendor in the Grass visitors are urged to be alert for meningococci. These are the symptoms to watch out for:

NSW Health has issued a public health warning after meningococcal disease was diagnosed in two people attending the Splendor in the Grass music festival two weeks ago. One of those cases, a man in his forties, died of the disease. NSW Health says the illness is uncommon, but it is urging people who have gone … Read more

Splendor in the Grassers urged to check for symptoms after festival-goer dies with meningococcus as second case identified

Splendor in the Grass festival-goers have been urged to check for symptoms after two people attending the event tested positive for meningococcal disease. Authorities were informed on Thursday that a man in his 40s from Sydney, who attended the music festival, died of the disease. NSW Health is urging people who attended the event in … Read more

NSW Health data shows more than 20,000 people have been reinfected with COVID-19 this year

More than 20,000 people in NSW who had COVID-19 in January have been reinfected, the first analysis of reinfection data shows. NSW Health first looked at data from 639,430 people infected with COVID in January, when the Omicron wave kicked off. The analysis was done by matching the name and date of birth of cases. … Read more