Important community updates
Some people have a higher-risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and influenza (flu) and may be eligible for medications to reduce the severity of illness and the risk of hospitalisation. These medications are referred to as antiviral medicines, or simply ‘antivirals’. Antivirals must be prescribed by a doctor
PCR testing announcement
From 9 August 2022, everyone who is tested at a state-run PCR clinic will be tested for COVID-19, Influenza A, Influenza B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).
Free flu shots at GP clinics and pharmacies until 31 August 2022
The opportunity for all Tasmanians to get a free flu vaccine at participating GPs and pharmacies has been extended until 31 August 2022. The Department of Health are also continuing to offer free vaccines at state-run community clinics
Changes to RAT distribution for concession card holders from 1 August
From August 1 pharmacies will no longer distribute free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for concession card holders.
Instead, Service Tasmania will be the new distribution point to get free RATs if you are a concession card holder.
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