An update on COVID-19 vaccines - What's next for Australia's COVID-19 vaccine program?

Professor Kristine Macartney, NCIRS Director, gave an update on COVID-19 vaccines for Healthed on 31 August 2021. In this presentation Professor Macartney talked about Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax, COVID-19 vaccines in teens and children, vaccine mandates and new indemnity scheme, herd immunity, booster doses and how living with COVID-19 look like.

 

An update on COVID-19 vaccines - Delta crisis, new ATAGI advice, vaccination for children and pregnant women 

Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, NCIRS Associate Director, Clinical Services, gave an update on COVID-19 vaccines for Healthed on 3 August 2021. In this presentation, Associate Professor Wood talked about the latest information on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, infectivity of Delta variant, immune thrombocytopenia  (ITP) after the AstraZeneca vaccine, myocarditis after the Pfizer vaccine, impact of different virus strains on vaccine effectiveness, mixed schedules and booster doses, and vaccination in children.

 

Delta variant, Pfizer myocarditis, hesitancy strategies and other developments

Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, NCIRS Associate Director, Clinical Services, presented this lecture for HealthEd. In this lecture, Associate Professor Wood provides a practical understanding of the Delta variant of COVID-19 as well as the “Delta Plus” and other variants of concern that may end up in Australia. He also talks about myocarditis after vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine and explores strategies to improve vaccine uptake and overcome vaccine anxiety and hesitancy. The information presented in this lecture is current as at 6 July 2021.

 

 

 

Last updated September 2021