The official account of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Prof Brett Sutton. Owned by @VicGovDH. More: health.vic.gov.au/public-hea…

Melbourne, Victoria.
Joined October 2019
Chief Health Officer, Victoria retweeted
I speak quite a bit about #LongCovid here, incl. why potential viral persistence is a big deal, effects of multiple infections, & how this and other factors combine to say we must switch to a low transmission future. This is achievable. mja.com.au/podcast/217/4/mja…
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Great #LongCOVID thread.
Very excited to share our latest research on immunological features of #LongCovid. Our 2+ year collaboration with @PutrinoLab with many other fantastic colleagues and patients - Mount Sinai Yale Long COVID (MY-LC) study by @sneakyvirus1 et al. 🧵(1/) medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/…
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Chief Health Officer, Victoria retweeted
Researchers from @MIPS_Australia @TheDohertyInst @UniMelb @MonashBDI have joined forces to establish The Victorian mRNA Innovation Hub, backed by @VicGovDH @JaalaPulford monash.edu/news/articles/vic…
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Chief Health Officer, Victoria retweeted
N95 and KN95 masks will be provided for free through state-run testing sites, community health services and on PT. @7NewsMelbourne
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Important advice on MPX vaccine availability from next week.
People who are most at risk from monkeypox will be able to get a newer smallpox vaccine from next week. The vaccine will largely be rolled out through sexual health clinics and will be available for pre and post exposure protection. For more, visit: health.vic.gov.au/health-ale…
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Chief Health Officer, Victoria retweeted
New @TheLancet The first prospective study of #LongCovid with symptoms documented before Covid and w/age and sex-matched controls 1 in 8 people (12.7%) developed Long Covid after #SARSCoV2 infections thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Chief Health Officer, Victoria retweeted
New CDC MMWR finds increased risk for post-COVID conditions in children & teens seeking medical care. Although most are rare, it’s important to be aware and seek care if needed. Vaccinating kids 6 mos.+ can help protect them against post-COVID conditions bit.ly/MMWR7131a3
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From the US @CDC - great graphic on masks. In short: N95> KN95> surgical> cloth> nothing at all.
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#Cleanair For cafés, restaurants, pubs, clubs, retail, offices and kitchens/foyers/reception areas, boardrooms, gyms, hair salons, hotels and more. Go to the ventilation self-assessment tab and follow the guidance. Be a safe space. coronavirus.vic.gov.au/venti…
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Chief Health Officer, Victoria retweeted
Today is #WorldHepatitisDay. Here in Victoria, around 40,000 people are living with hepatitis C and 63,000 people with hepatitis B – many of whom are undiagnosed. To learn more about hepatitis vaccination, testing & treatment, talk to your GP. More info: go.vic.gov.au/g9E9Xa
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If a vaccine (2nd booster/ winter dose) reduced your chances of dying of COVID by three-quarters, would you take it? I would.
There are 5 studies that show reduction of mortality for a 2nd booster (vs 1st booster), in people ranging from age 50+ to 80+, as I've tried to summarize here. All during Omicron and subvariants.
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So until a vaccine that stops most infections is available (and there *are* candidate vaccines underway), what should we do? Get vaccinated if you're due a dose! There are still many due a fourth dose - now (or 3 months after COVID) is the time to get it so don't delay. 3/4
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And we can do much better for child vax coverage - kids are at much lesser risk with COVID but it still halves risk of hospitalisation and is better in protecting kids (cf. adults) from infection in the first place. So protects parents, grandparents and others at most risk. End/
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