2021 Shingles Webinar

This webinar recording provides viewers with an update regarding shingles epidemiology and current trends in vaccination rates.

Immunisation Coalition

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When:  10 November 2021

Presented by:  Prof Robert Booy and Dr Andrew Baird

Accreditation:  This webinar is accredited with RACGP (ID: 305628) & ACRRM (ID: 24536)

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Dr. Andrew Baird is a General Practitioner in Elwood, Melbourne and a tutor in Professional Practice for medical students at University of Melbourne. He has a background in rural general practice. His interests are in general practice and medical education.


Professor Robert Booy is an infectious diseases paediatrician. Since 2005 he has worked at the University of Sydney in the fields of vaccinology, epidemiology and infectious diseases. He is currently a Senior Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School. From 2005 to 2019 he held the position of Head of Clinical Research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) at Westmead Children’s Hospital and remains an Affiliate of NCIRS. 

2021 Shingles Vaccination Update for Frontline Healthcare Professionals


This webinar provides viewers with an update on shingles epidemiology and current trends in vaccination rates.

Low shingles vaccination rates in Australian adults impact the epidemiology of the disease. This webinar explores what current guidelines advise regarding improving shingles vaccination rates in Australia, and therefore reducing disease burden and complications.

It discusses the two shingles vaccinations available in Australia, comparing efficacy, safety, dosage regimens and indications for each vaccine.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of shingles in various population groups, including persons aged over 65 years
  2. Outline current vaccination rates in older Australians, and recognised strategies for improving uptake of shingles vaccines
  3. Explain the possible clinical sequelae associated with shingles, including serious complications, impact on quality of life, and the particular risk attributed to persons aged over 80 years.
  4. Identify the patients in whom shingles vaccination is a priority, based on age and medical comorbidities.
  5. Describe and compare the two shingles vaccines currently available in Australia, including safety profiles, efficacy, dosage regimens and costs.

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Page Published: 14 October 2021 | Page Updated: 24 January 2022