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Army October 29, 2009
THE ADF Family Health Trial has
expanded into its second stage,
meaning about a quarter of Defence
families may now receive free basic
medical and dental care locally.
VCDF Lt-Gen David Hurley, who
recently announced the start of stage
two at Puckapunyal, said a further
13,300 ADF dependants were eligible
to register for the trial.
"This is an important step in hon-
ouring the Government's commitment
to progressively extend the provision
of free basic medical and dental care to
more ADF families," he said.
The new trial locations are Darwin,
Alice Springs and Nhulunbuy in the
Northern Territory, Broome and
Kununurra in Western Australia,
Townsville and Tully in Queensland,
and Puckapunyal in Victoria.
Defence Personnel, Materiel and
Science Minister Greg Combet said
nearly 100 doctors in the new trial
areas had registered for the scheme.
"Under the trial, dependants visit-
ing these doctors will be bulk-billed
for eligible medical treatments such
as general-practice consultations, dia-
betes, asthma and mental-health care,
health assessments and cervical smear
testing and obstetric care," he said.
He said registered dependants
could also claim $300 a year for non-
cosmetic treatment provided by den-
tists anywhere in Australia.
By Cpl Corinne Boer
A VACCINE against the H1N1 influ-
enza, widely known as swine flu, is
now available to ADF members.
Panvax has been assessed as being
safe and effective and is registered in
Australia by the Therapeutic Goods
Senior medical adviser Military
Population Health (Joint Health
Command) Dr Victoria Ross said the
strain of influenza was still dominant in
the northern hemisphere, where the flu
season had picked up earlier than usual.
She said although flu levels were back
to normal in Australia, "we don't know
how the virus will behave in the future or
when and how it will mutate, so vaccina-
tion is encouraged as this is a new strain
people don't have immunity to".
Dr Ross said influenza viruses mutat-
ed regularly, which was why a new vac-
cine was produced every year.
Joint Health Command is urging peo-
ple who are most susceptible, including
pregnant women and people with chronic
diseases such as asthma or diabetes, to
Vaccination is also recommended
for ADF health-care workers with direct
patient contact, recruits entering train-
ing establishments, members living in
close quarters and those headed for the
northern hemisphere. Joint Operations
Command is working out details for vac-
cinating personnel presently deployed.
Apart from priority groups, any ADF
member can be vaccinated. The vac-
cine is supplied in multi-dose packs, so
enough people have to be available for
vaccination before a pack is opened.
Members should contact their ADF
health facility to find out what the local
More information can be found by following the
"H1N1 Influenza 09" link on the JHC website
healthemergency/publishing.nsf. You can also call
the pandemic hotline on 180 2007.
All's well: Lt-Gen David Hurley swaps medical stories with a
young ADF dependant at Puckapunyal.
Flu shot on
offer to all
Next step for
Doesn't hurt a bit: Pte Kerrie Pettit, 5CSSB, is vaccinated by Megan Mallone
at the Russell Health Centre.
Photo by Cpl Corinne Boer
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