Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Health officials make a call on Australia’s booster shot program amid Omicron threat

The Federal Government has decided against making any changes to the country’s booster shot program, despite the threat of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) had been looking at whether to shorten the timeframe for fully vaccinated people to get their COVID booster shot. However, Chief Medical Officer […]

Qld to host eight 2023 Women’s World Cup matches

QUEENSLAND has secured eight matches during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held from July 20 to August 20. Brisbane will play host to the five group stage games, one round-of-16 game, one quarterfinal and the third-place playoff on August 19. The first match is locked in for Lang Park on July 22. […]

Gold Coast COVID case “unlikely” to be Omicron strain

The Queensland Premier has said it is “unlikely” the Gold Coast’s newest COVID-19 case is the Omicron variant. Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed the man was infectious in the community for three days and is fully vaccinated. Exposure sites have already been listed for Robina Town Centre and the Old Fernvale Bakery in Fernvale across Friday […]