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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus affecting both men and women. HPV is spread through genital contact during sex with someone who has the virus. The virus passes through tiny breaks in the skin and is not spread through blood or other body...

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Cervical Screening

On December 1, 2017, cervical cancer screening in Australia changed from two-yearly Pap testing to five-yearly HPV testing.   Why has cervical screening changed? We now know that 99% of cervical cancer is caused by persistent infection with certain types of HPV...

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FREE Flu Shots for Children

Free flu shots for children aged 6 months to under 5 years From April 2018 all NSW children aged from six months to under five years of age will be offered free influenza shots. Parents can access the free flu shot from their usual immunisation provider: their GP,...

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IUD Services – Now Available

Mirena IUD What is the hormone-releasing IUD? The only hormone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD) available in Australia is called Mirena. It is a small plastic device in the shape of a ‘T’ with a hormone called levonorgestrel in it’s stem. Who can...

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Salmonellosis

What is Salmonellosis? Salmonellosis is caused by infection with bacteria called Salmonella. In Australia, most Salmonella infections occur after eating contaminated food or sometimes after contact with another person with the infection.   What are the symptoms?...

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Meningococcal Disease

What is meningococcal disease? • Meningococcal disease is a serious illness that usually causes meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and/or septicaemia (blood poisoning). Rare forms of the disease include septic arthritis (joint...

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Influenza

What is influenza? Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are three main types of influenza virus that cause infection in humans – types A, B and C – and many sub-types or strains. Influenza can occur...

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