It’s vaccination roll out time – despite the noise in the media, the vaccine roll out heralds the start of our return to ‘near normal’ life, in a COVID-19 world. It is time to focus on public health and communicating the message that no vaccine means no protection.
Vaccine means some protection and certainly marked reduction of deadly consequences of covid-19 infection and avoidance of an overwhelmed health care system.
Responding to patient queries regarding when and where they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine – See the Vaccines Eligibility Checker
Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020).
Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews.
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research. Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of Women’s Health Victoria and Chair of their Strategy and Policy subcommittee and the AMA Victoria GP Network Committee.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).
Dr Simonis is currently a member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce expert committee.