2020 Pertussis Vaccination Webinar

Find out the latest facts about pertussis in Australia and what you need to know about vaccines in 2020.

Immunisation Coalition

A recording of this webinar is available here:


Certificate of Completion

To obtain a Certificate of Completion for our 2020 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 2 weeks (however, there may be a further delay from time to time).

2020 Webinar: What is new in pertussis vaccination?

Held on: Wednesday, 16th September 2020

Host by:  Angela Newbound

About the Webinar

With the latest facts about pertussis in Australia, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the available vaccines in 2020.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

About the host

Angela Newbound is an Immunisation Education Consultant based in South Australia, and a member of the Immunisation Coalition. She has been involved in immunisation program delivery in South Australia for 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.

Download a PDF of the webinar slides here

Access the Pertussis Guide for Healthcare Professionals here

Page Published: 15 July 2020 | Page Updated: 19 April 2021