Immunisation Coalition 2018 Webinar: What is new in pertussis vaccination?
Held: Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Host by: Angela Newbound
About the Webinar
In 2017, 12,184 cases of pertussis were reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) in Australia. 47% of these notifications were in children under 15 years of age.
With the latest facts about pertussis in Australia, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the available vaccines in 2018.
- 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
- Benefits of vaccination of pregnant women
- Free catch up vaccinations for certain groups
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.
Download the webinar slides here.
Certificate of Completion
To obtain a Certificate of Completion for our 2018 Pertussis Webinar, please watch the entire video above 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 yet automatically generated. You will be sent the certificate via email, usually within 1 week.