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Strategy a milestone for WA health and medical research

Western Australia's inaugural strategy for strengthening the State's health and medical research sector has been unveiled.

Human papillomavirus vaccine schedule change

From 6 February 2023, the dose schedule for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine will change to a single dose.

Public consultation launched – abortion legislation reform

The State Government, through the Department of Health, is proposing changes to existing abortion legislation to improve access to safe and timely abortion care in Western Australia.

New heatwave warning system launched

The new heatwave warning system is now live, alongside refreshed consumer information on how to stay safe before, during and after a heatwave.
Female cancer patient

WA COVID Care at Home to conclude

Western Australia’s COVID-19 monitoring program WA COVID Care at Home will come to an end on 31 December 2022, with the last intake of patients occurring on Wednesday, 30 November 2022.