The AstraZeneca vaccine
On Thursday 8 April advice for the AstraZeneca vaccine changed. The recommendation from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred for adults under 50 years old (who have not already had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine).
Timing your flu vaccination with your COVID-19 vaccination
There is no particular requirement regarding the order of receiving a dose of flu vaccine and a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. However, the preferred minimum time between a dose of flu vaccine and a dose of COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer or AstraZeneca) is 14 days.
Easter Bunny and his helpers
Easter Bunny has had his helpers from St Patrick’s College Ballarat on the job in the lead up to Easter this year, delivering chocolate eggs to patients.
Rosebank Village cheque presentation
Rosebank Village residents have been kind donors to Ballarat Health Services over the past few years, in particular with their fundraising efforts being directed to the Cotton On Foundation - Children’s Ward.
Harmony Week - Ibtissam Shahbal
As part of Harmony Week 2021, we’re sharing stories of our staff; where they come from, and why diversity creates a richness within our community. Our third profile is of Ibtissam Shahbal, who is a registrar undertaking physician’s training at Ballarat Health Services.
Harmony Week - Dr. Sanjay Sharma
As part of Harmony Week 2021, we're sharing stories of our staff; where they come from, and why diversity creates a richness within our community. Our fourth profile is of Dr. Sanjay Sharma, the Deputy Director of Sessional Clinicians Anaesthesia. Sanjay is Founder of the Friends of India Network, a group that raises funds for the community and fosters solidarity.
Thank you Ballarat - one year since first COVID case
CEO Dale Fraser has written a message to our community marking one year since Ballarat's first confirmed COVID-19 positive case.
COVID-19 Vaccination rollout
Ballarat Health Services commenced COVID-19 vaccinations in Ballarat on Monday 1 March. The Phase 1a health worker clinic (which opened on Tuesday 9 March and is located within the Base hospital) has vaccinated more than one thousand of 1,600 frontline staff to date.
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