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Albanese government restores pandemic leave payment until September 30, saying COVID wave will peak in August

Image: Paul Braven/AAP The Albanese government will reinstate the pandemic leave payment for workers who have to isolate but do not have sick leave, after...

Grattan on Saturday: Albanese needs to step up (and mask up) to help create a new mindset to meet the COVID crisis

Image: Dean Lewins/AAP Anthony Albanese received his fourth COVID jab this week. A commendable example to the community, now that eligibility for the “winter shot”...

Diphtheria is back in Australia, here’s why – and how vaccines can prevent its spread

Image: Shutterstock An unvaccinated toddler from the far north coast of New South Wales is in intensive care after catching respiratory diphtheria (diphtheria of the throat). A...

How monkeypox epidemic is likely to play out – in four graphs

Smallpox vaccines are effective against monkeypox. James Gathany/CDC The first case of monkeypox in a human was reported in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo....

Do I or my child need a Japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Image: Shutterstock This week we heard two Australians have died from the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus. The virus has now been detected in four states. Authorities are concerned...

The Moderna vaccine is now available for 6 to 11 year olds. Here’s what parents need to know

Image: Shutterstock Australian children aged six to 11 years old will be able to get the Moderna COVID vaccine at pharmacies, GP clinics and vaccination...