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.
To view the webinar click here.
PDF of webinar and quiz to obtain a Certificate of Completion will be available in the coming weeks.