08 September 2021 | NewsCOVID-19 Delta variant in schools and early childhood education and care services in NSW, Australia: 16 June to 31 July 2021Read the full article
Influenza infection can be severe in children with combined chronic conditions. As a group protection via annual flu vaccination is particularly important.
This seminar covered the 2019 flu vaccine, safety and effectiveness data, especially in children with chronic lung diseases and new strategies to increase flu vaccine coverage in our most vulnerable children.
Slides and audio from the webinar are available below.
The session was chaired by Professor Kristine Macartney, Director at NCIRS.
Associate Professor Nicholas Wood
Nicholas Wood is a staff specialist general paediatrician and Associate Professor and Academic Lead (Higher Degree Research) in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at The University of Sydney. He holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. He leads the NSW Immunisation Specialist Service and coordinates the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is interested in maternal and neonatal immunisation, as well as research into vaccine safety, including genetics and long-term outcomes of adverse events following immunisation. In this seminar. Nick will present on the experience of the 2018 flu year, the importance of vaccinating children with chronic medical conditions, what is currently happening with interseasonal flu, composition of the 2019 flu vaccines and how we will measure their safety.
Dr Holly Seale
Holly Seale is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her work focuses on improving awareness and acceptance of immunisation with a particular focus on special at-risk groups including children and adults with medical conditions, healthcare workers and refugees and migrants. promotion and delivery of flu vaccination to at-risk kids with underlying health conditions as well as the knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents of these at-risk kids towards influenza vaccination. In this seminar Holly will present on research focused on: promotion and delivery of flu vaccination to at-risk kids with underlying health conditions as well as the knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents of these at-risk kids towards influenza vaccination.
Samantha is a Research Officer at NCIRS and assists in social research, communication and evaluation of immunisation programs. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Immunobiology) and a Master of Public Health through The University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking a full-time PhD using mixed-methods approach to understand attitudes about and access to influenza vaccination experienced by parents of children hospitalised for influenza.
NCIRS, Kids Research, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St, Westmead Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145 Tel (612) 9845 1433 | Fax (612) 9845 1418 | ABN 53 188 579 090
We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
Copyright © 2021 NCIRS. All rights reserved
Our website meets the criteria for credibility and content as defined by the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.
Stay updated with the latest from NCIRS