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Extreme heat can lead to illnesses and deaths, so it's important that you know what to do to survive the heat. Drink plenty of water, keep cool with fans and air conditioning, and check on older family members, neighbors and friends, and never leave kids in cars.
One school-based service you might not immediately think of as being impacted by the ups and downs of the 2020 Victorian school year is the Secondary School Immunisation Program. Important vaccines are usually delivered on school grounds to students in Year 7 and Year 10 but the usual schedule was impacted by the move to off-site learning. Catch-up programs are on their way, but in the meantime, parents – you can make sure your teen doesn’t miss out on vaccines they were due this year by checking with your local council immunisation service or your GP.
Best Care guidance helps to ensure you are receiving the right care at the right time.
Being socially connected with people we care about and whose company we enjoy can help us cope with stress and reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety and depression.
Summer is a great time of year to enjoy warmer weather, spend time with family and friends, go out and about, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and generally wind down and relax. Summer can also be a time of extreme heat, floods, bush fires, sting and bites, too much partying and alcohol, swimming incidents, road accidents, and other holiday stress. Here are some tips to help you stay safe this summer.
When it's hot cooling off in the water is great, but you need to take certain precautions to stay safe. Before taking the plunge find out how you and your family can reduce the risks and stay safe.
Get Active Victoria is inspiration for all Victorians – regardless of age, ability or location – to move more, every day. Explore an ever-growing resource of ideas, tips and tools on how to be more active and feel great as a result. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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