Tag Archives: COVID-19

Have you got your COVID-19 vaccine yet?

The best vaccine is the one you have in your arm, now! Also, people have queried if the Individual HealthCare Identifier (IHI) on the vaccine certificate could allow others to access additional myGov information, such as My Health Record. The … Continue reading

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TGA lifts ban on GPs promoting COVID-19 vaccines

I posted the following comment to: TGA lifts ban on GPs promoting COVID-19 vaccines | Australian Doctor Group (ausdoc.com.au) Of course, health practitioners should be able to educate the public about COVID-19 vaccination! But “Such rewards can be monetary or … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Talks to U3A Melbourne City

COVID-19 Vaccines – Topics: The Immune System How vaccines work Three ways to make vaccines How COVID-19 vaccines compare Side effects Australian roll-out, 2021 Administration and precautions Additional shots for healthy ageing Resource links This talk can be downloaded as … Continue reading

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Independent Review of the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Framework: Recommendations

In 2018, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, committed to a review of the impact of the new therapeutic goods advertising measures within two years from the commencement of the changes to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to … Continue reading

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The TGA and COVID-19: Starting to use its compliance teeth!

Significant changes were made to the advertising framework of therapeutic goods during 2018-19. These included the TGA taking over the advertising complaint system, an updated, legally enforceable, advertising Code and stronger investigative and compliance powers. Yet the TGA initially appeared … Continue reading

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