Covid 19

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Mornington Peninsula 95% Fully Vaccinated – as variant concerns.

Across the Mornington Peninsula, over 95% of locals aged 16 and over  are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The numbers confirm that the peninsula has for some time been  close to the top of vaccinated LGA's. Health officials are delighted with the response and and are encouraging everyone to roll up their sleeves, but there are concerns about the mutation of the virus abroad. New COVID-19 variant of concern In response […]

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Lockdown takes its toll on the Peninsula and Frankston.

Peninsula Health says it is providing on going mental health support for those affected by the pandemic and lockdowns. Dr Kerryn Rubin, head of Adult Psychiatry at Peninsula Health, says the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston have not been immune to the mental health impacts of Covid-19, particularly those in the lower socio- economic communities.    

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Frankston City honours its pandemic heroes.

Frankston Council is honouring the City’s selfless heroes who gave so much  during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flags and scrolls featuring iconic images capturing the battle  against COVID-19 have been created by prominent street artists Brigitte Dawson and Melissa Turner from Melbourne’s Murals. Mayor Kris Bolam said more than 60 organisations, which have supported the community throughout the pandemic, will receive COVID Hero scrolls to honour their contribution. In addition to […]

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You’ve survived COVID-19, but  you’ve lost your sense of  smell. Frighteningly you are not alone.  According to a study quoted in the Australian, 86% of mild COVID-19 sufferers experience some form of anosmia [ah-NOSE-mee-ah] loss of smell, or partial loss of smell hyposmia [high-POSE-mee-ah]. While another study quoted by the New York Times says the number is closer to 77% So you want the good news  or the bad news […]

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RPP FM LOCKDOWN RADIO

RPP FM Lockdown Radio is an RPPFM radio initiative that reaches out across our community in this time of pandemic. Each day between 11:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday, presenters, Brodie and Bruce, Brendon and Shivani, Pete and Maz, Neil and Vossy, Pete and the crew look at the impact of Covid 19 on our community . Covid 19 is in knocking us around - in these unprecedented times we […]

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