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Covid-19 Member Support and Information

Vaccinations & Testing

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Please note, the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer is preferred over COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca in adults aged under 50 years. This recommendation is based on the increasing risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 in older adults (and hence a higher benefit from vaccination) and a potentially increased risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia following AstraZeneca vaccine in those under 50 years.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, click here.

Getting Tested

If you or a loved one needs to get tested, a full list of testing centres is available here. There are also drive through locations available. Click here for more information.

CFWA Services

Homecare Worker (HCW) Service

Our HCW service is operating as normal with full personal protective equipment (PPE).

We are also able to run remote airway clearance sessions via Facetime or Zoom with remote families or those who would prefer this method.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Sam on physio@cfwa.org.au or 0414 240 299 to discuss.

Counselling and General Support

Mental Health Support

If you need support, we can offer this over the phone or in person. Please contact Kathryn for counselling or general support via email servicesmanager@cfwa.org.au or on 0419 926 277.  Our Youth Social Worker Haylee is also available to support young people. Contact her on socialworker@cfwa.org.au or 0400 305 546.

If you require further support, you can access a clinical psychologist via Telehealth, which the government announced will be bulk billed with your existing or new mental health care plan from your GP.

For further information on Mental Health Care Plans and Rebates, click here.

We also have the following factsheets available:

Hospital Support

We are currently unable to provide hospital visits at this time. Please contact Kathryn on servicesmanager@cfwa.org.au or phone 08 6457 7333 if you require hospital support.

School and Community Education

We are still offering education sessions for teachers, sports coaches, friends, family, and anyone else you can think of via Zoom video conferencing and in person where possible. Our sessions can be tailored to suit any need but small overview of some of the information that would be covered during an education session is:

  • What is CF
  • Symptoms of CF
  • Treatments
  • Supporting students with CF
  • Considerations specific to your child

Head over to CFSmart for more teacher and student resources.

If your child’s class is ready to learn about germs and handwashing, please get in touch with Maggie at education@cfwa.org.au for more information.

Health Professional Education

CF education for health professionals can be provided via video conferencing using either Microsoft Teams or Zoom VC platforms, and in person where possible.

We also have a Cystic Fibrosis for Health Professionals website. Click here to view the website. Please contact Sharon at nurse@cfwa.org.au for more information.

Member Events

Member events are back up and running where possible, following government restrictions. Check out our Upcoming Events page for more details.

Regional Support

If you need support in your area get in contact with Kathryn on servicesmanager@cfwa.org.au or 08 6457 7333. Go to Regional Support for ways we can support you.

Fundraising

Community Fundraising

There are lots of ways to get involved in fundraising from anywhere in WA! The Backyard Bootcamp is coming back in April, 65 Roses Challenges are open now and 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis will be back in May! Visit our upcoming events page to find out more and get involved.

If your plans for community fundraising have been impacted by COVID-19, please get in touch with our team on events@cfwa.org.au or 08 6457 7333 to discuss ways that we can support you to run a successful fundraiser.

  • 65 Roses Challenge

Location: Anywhere

Date:  1-31 May

Run, walk, cycle, swim and paddle 65kms in May to support the national month of awareness for CF

Read More.

  • 65 Roses Day

Location: All over WA

Date: Friday 29 May

Help us paint WA in fresh roses and raise funds for people affected by CF

Read More.

 

Useful Resources and Links

COVID-19 Information

  • Coronavirus Australia App: Real time advice and information about COVID-19 through a free Government app. To download on your phone or tablet, search ‘Coronavirus Australia’ in the Apple App Store or on Google Play
  • The Australian Government has also created a WhatsApp group to disseminate information. This new service would allow the Government to directly provide Australians with health advice, updates on lockdown measures and other accurate and timely information. To activate the WhatsApp channel on your phone, visit aus.gov.au/whatsapp to download WhatsApp to your phone (if you don’t already have the app) and launch the new feature.
  • COVID-19 National Health Plan (Health Department)

CF and COVID-19

Children

Mental Health


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