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Reminder: Paxlovid PBS listing

From 1 May, Paxlovid is now available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Paxlovid benefits patients with mild to moderate COVID-19, who are at risk of developing severe disease.

The clinical criteria for Lagevrio (which is already available through the PBS) and the soon to be listed Paxlovid are:

  • People 65 years or older with two additional high-risk factors for developing severe disease.
  • People 75 years or older with one additional high-risk factor for developing severe disease.
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised people, aged 18 years and over, irrespective of vaccination status.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years or older with two additional high-risk factors for developing severe disease.

These medications are taken as capsules or tablets. Treatment needs to commence within five days of a patient being diagnosed with COVID-19, or within five days of the patient starting to develop symptoms of COVID-19. The earlier the treatment commences, the better the long-term outcome.

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Influenza vaccination reminder

Influenza vaccination is particularly important this year. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, a resurgence of influenza is expected in 2022, with the Australian community potentially more vulnerable this winter.

Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all people aged 6 months and over.

Influenza vaccines can be safely co-administered with COVID-19 vaccines. People who have been sick with COVID-19 can receive an influenza vaccine once they feel well and have no fever.

Young children are particularly at risk this season as many have potentially never been exposed to influenza. Children 6 months to less than 5 years are eligible for a free influenza vaccine.

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Order pulse oximeters for your clinic

Pulse oximeters are available for your practice or clinic through the National Medical Stockpile. Each practice can order up to ten devices for patients who would benefit from having a device at home to help them monitor their oxygen saturation.

A pulse oximeter fact sheet and order form is available here on the Department of Health website.

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