Updated ASCIA Action Plans available
The Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has updated the following Action Plans: ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (Red), ASCIA Action Plan for Drug (Medication) Allergy (Green) and ASCIA Action Plan for Allergic Reactions (Green). The main changes to the 2021 Action Plans are additional images showing recovery positions and expanded wording accompanying the images. The ASCIA First Aid Plans for Anaphylaxis (Orange) have also been updated in line with the 2021 Action Plans. The 2021 versions are available at: www.allergy.org.au/hp/anaphylaxis/ascia-action-plan-for-anaphylaxis.
Indigenous Australians with cancer: COVID-19 vaccine resources
Developed in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and health experts, Cancer Australia has launched resources on COVID-19 vaccination for First Peoples affected by cancer. The resources include answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) both for those affected by cancer and for the healthcare team, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners. The FAQs will be updated as new information emerges. Access the resources at: www.canceraustralia.gov.au/COVID-19_vaccines_Information_for_Aboriginal_and_Torres_Strait_Islander_people_affected_by_cancer.