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Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, with funding from the Shake It Up Australia Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation, are undertaking ground-breaking research to help identify genetic factors influencing risk of developing Parkinson's disease......
For more information and to participate click here
(directs you to the research webpage)
Featured above is an introduction video to the Young Onset Parkinson's Exchange (YOP-X) App and website - an information portal and resource hub supporting people with young onset Parkinson's, and provides a valuable workforce tool for NDIS staff. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S
As part of the Federal government roll out of the national COVID-19 vaccination programme, we have been notified that people with Parkinson’s are included in Phase 1b. This phase will commence nationally from 22 March 2021.
For further details please visit Department of Health website (https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines)
or telephone 1800 020 080 to assess your eligibility and be directed to centres close to you.
The COVID-19 vaccine is not a live vaccine therefore there should be no concerns about interactions with Parkinson’s related medications.