Category: Health and Well Being
Local Public Health Measures a Hot Topic at Today’s Council Meeting
COUNCILLOR Abigail Noli will present an alternative Notice of Motion to Cr McKeown’s motion regarding the public health and social measures linked to vaccination status at this morning’s Douglas Shire Council meeting
Urban Expansion Linked to Increase in Dangerous Disease
Cairns Hospital has recorded nearly 400 cases of melioidosis in the past two decades, with more than double the amount of cases in the last few years. A new study has found that urban expansion may have contributed to the rise in cases of the dangerous soil-borne disease.
Positive Wastewater Detection of COVID-19 at Northern Beaches
There has been an unexpected COVID-19 detection at Marlin Coast Wastewater Treatment Plant in samples taken on Tuesday 2 November 2021.
Haven’t Had Your First Jab? Local Vouchers Are Now Offered to Encourage Vaccination
❝If people weren’t convinced by the fact getting vaccinated could keep you out of hospital and save your life, they might be enticed by a $10 voucher that can be used at local clubs.
It’s another reason to get vaccinated.
Getting the jab means you’re 80% less likely to get COVID and pass it on. It’s time to roll up your sleeve and get the jab then roll up to your local club and have a feed.❞
Visiting Minister Highlights Importance of Vaccination in Far Northern Queensland
“Vaccination rates are low in too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities…it is so important that communities – and especially First Nations Elders who are the precious libraries of our history and the cultural compass of our future – are vaccinated.”
Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Local Pop Up Vaccination Clinics
In the race towards increased risk of exposure to Covid-19, if you are not already vaccinated, or need your second shot, take advantage of new vaccination locations this weekend.
COVID-19 Report / Priority Pass to Protect our Local Indigenous Community
In response to lower rates of COVID-19 vaccination rate for Indigenous Australians compared to the non-Indigenous population, Queensland Health is running a vaccination campaign targeting increasing the vaccination rate of First Nation People across the Cape and Torres Strait.
Major breakthrough for CSIRO in Fight Against Mosquito Diseases
CSIRO researchers have shown a bacteria can successfully sterilise and eradicate the invasive, disease carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito which is responsible for spreading dengue, yellow fever and Zika.
Relaxed Weekend Beckons as Restrictions Ease Sooner Across FNQ
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has just announced some restrictions – including a ban on community sport – will ease earlier than planned.
Further COVID-19 Support for Local Tourism and Hospitality Businesses
“Queensland businesses can visit http://www.business.qld.gov.au to access all of the assistance on offer under these assistance measures, as well as the $5,000 COVID-19 Business Support Grants and broader Queensland Government support.”