COVID-19 Update: 
#StayHome this Easter 

The Australian Government Health Department has asked Australians to avoid all non-essential domestic travel. Social distancing is slowing the spread of coronavirus and it’s important that this continue at Easter. Head to our COVID-19 & Arthritis section on our website.
Asked & Answered
(by an expert!)

Our National Arthritis InfoLine (1800 011 041) has been ringing off the hook with your questions about arthritis and COVID-19, so who better than leading rheumatologist, Prof Paul Bird  to give you the answers you need? 
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Should you get the Flu Shot?

Australians are being urged to get their flu vaccination this April to reduce the risk of a dangerous double-up. The flu vaccine will help reduce the strain on hospitals and lungs — both seasonal influenza & COVID-19 can cause respiratory problems & even pneumonia. You don’t want to get both at the same time.

Having a hard time getting

Access to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)  has proven challenging in recent weeks, following reports that the drug is being investigated as a possible treatment for COVID-19.  These reports have led to a spike in demand and stockpiling of the drug  - read more

Contacting us
We want our community to feel safe and informed during these difficult times. If you feel uncertain about any of the information you are receiving or would like to ask any questions, please contact the friendly team on the National Arthritis Info Line.
National Arthritis Infoline: 1800 011 041
Arthritis Australia email:
National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080
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