The Immunisation Coalition 2017 Webinar: What is new in pertussis vaccination?
Held: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Hosted by: Angela Newbound
About the Webinar
In 2016, 20,091 cases were reported nationally and children under 15 years of age accounted for 52% of pertussis notifications. With the latest facts about pertussis in Australia, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the available vaccines.
- Cause, transmission and symptoms
- The severe complications, which occur almost exclusively in unvaccinated people
- Vaccine efficacy
- Special risk groups
- How to create a circle of protection for infants
Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial infection affecting the respiratory system and can cause severe illness and death. Children under 6 months of age who get whooping cough, usually require hospitalisation.
Certificate of Participation
To obtain a Certificate of Participation for the Pertussis Webinar please watch the entire video below and then complete the online quiz here.
You must achieve 100% to pass and receive your certificate. Please ensure that you fill out your full name and email address correctly. Certificates are not automatically generated. You will be sent the certificate via email, usually within 1 week.
Download a PDF of webinar here.