Professor Michael Kidd answers GP questions on COVID-19 and care of Indigenous patients

The deputy chief medical officer also discusses the problems affecting distribution of flu vaccine to GP practices

The Department of Health's latest webinar for GPs has focused on the unique issues of controlling COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.

Webinar host Professor Michael Kidd said National Reconciliation Week, which began on Wednesday, was an opportunity to consider the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients during the pandemic.

"As we know, many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at increased risk of COVID-19 if they were to become infected," he said.

The deputy chief medical officer stressed to date there had been very low case numbers among Indigenous patients and none detected in remote Indigenous communities.


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