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COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus and can cause severe illness for some people with disability. Some people recover quickly from it and others may be at higher risk of getting very sick.

For more information on how to protect yourself and those you care for, and what to do if you get COVID-19, visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (external).

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is by staying up to date with vaccinations.  You should also wear face masks where needed, practice good hygiene, maintain physical distancing and self-isolate when you are unwell. 

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, including information on booking a vaccination appointment visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (external) . You can also ask your healthcare professional, GP or pharmacist if you need to get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

This page current as of
3 November 2023
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