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Maternal Influenza Vaccination 2023 Free Webinar

Hear from renowned experts on maternal influenza vaccination coverage in Australia.

You will hear perspectives from obstetrics and midwifery practitioners, and about education tools and support that are available to assist health professionals to confidently recommend maternal vaccination this influenza season. It’s not too late to vaccinate.

Influenza vaccination is recommended and funded under the National Immunisation Program for pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy. However, estimates of vaccination coverage in this cohort indicate uptake could be improved. Influenza vaccination should be offered to all pregnant woman as part of routine, comprehensive, antenatal care.

Speakers

  • Professor Stephen Robson, President, Australian Medical Association
  • Professor Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer, Australian Department of Health & Aged Care
  • Professor Kristine Macartney, Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance
  • Dr Nisha Knot, Board Director, RANZCOG
  • Alison Weatherstone, RN, Chief Midwife, Australian College of Midwives
  • Kellie Wilton, RN, Senior Midwifery Advisor, Chief Nursing & Midwifery Office, Australian Department of Health & Aged Care

Topics

  • Importance of maternal vaccination and role of healthcare professionals
  • Population health lens from the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Estimated coverage rates – a view of the data
  • An obstetrics perspective
  • A midwifery perspective
  • Provider education and support – promote education package developed for midwives, and specialised tools developed for health professionals through the SKAI project.

Questions?

Pritee Shrestha, Immunisation Admin Officer, CDC, NT Health

Tel: 08 89448049 Email: Pritee.Shrestha@nt.gov.au

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