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    Beat the bite! Mosquito-borne disease risk and management

    We love getting outdoors while the weather is warm. The problem is – so do the mosquitoes. They’re not just annoying; some mozzies can transmit serious diseases. Good news is, there are simple things you can do to Beat the bite!

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    Teens need their vaccines too

    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.

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  • Heat safety icons and text on orange and red heat wave illustrations

    Heat health

    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.

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    Summer health and safety essentials

    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.

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  • Boy and girl jumping into lake water.

    Water Safety

    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.

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    Get Active Victoria

    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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