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Yikes! Victorian childcare centres have already recorded 246 outbreaks of gastro so far this year, four times more than the five-year average.

This has prompted the executive director for communicable disease, Dr Bruce Bolam, to put out a warning urging parents to make sure their kids wash and with soap and water and stay home is sick.

A good old-fashioned scrub with soap and warm water is the best way to remove the norovirus from our hands and prevent passing it on to infect others.

Alcohol-based sanitizer is not very effective against bugs such as norovirus, which is the predominant cause of the current childcare outbreaks.”

More AstraZeneca hubs are on the way for Queensland: the RBWH, Redcliffe, Rockhampton, Mackay and Ipswich

That’s on top of the clinics in Logan, Bundaberg, QEII and Toowoomba Hospital launched this week.

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