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Held: Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 6pm AEST
Presenter: Angela Newbound
About the Webinar
This webinar provides viewers with an update regarding pertussis epidemiology and current trends in vaccination rates.
Low pertussis booster rates in Australian adults impact the epidemiology of the disease. This webinar explores what current literature indicates are the barriers and potential enablers to improving pertussis vaccination rates in Australia, and therefore reducing disease burden and complications.
- Describe the clinical relevance of pertussis to various population groups, including adults and persons aged over 65 years
- Outline current vaccination rates in various Australian target populations and their impact on herd immunity, cocooning of infants, and gaps in disease protection
- Explain the relevance of misalignment between best practice guidelines and current state-subsidised immunisation programs, and its impact on vaccine behaviours
- Identify the barriers and enablers to greater pertussis vaccination uptake at both patient and practitioner levels
- Describe strategies that can be taken by GPs and their clinics to improve pertussis vaccination rates in their communities
Angela Newbound is an Immunisation Education Consultant based in South Australia, and is a member of the Immunisation Coalition. She has been involved in immunisation program delivery in South Australia for over 20 years, originally as an immunisation provider and in program coordinator roles within the Divisions of General Practice, SA Health Immunisation Section, the Medicare Local Network and presently the Primary Health Network. Angela provides clinical advice, support and education to a wide range of immunisation providers across South Australia and contributes to the development of immunisation resources to assist providers with challenging aspects of the immunisation program.
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