Statewide PHN Immunisation Forum 2021

The Victorian PNHs  are  pleased to invite healthcare providers to attend the inaugural Statewide PHN Immunisation Forum.  This two-part online  immunisation forum will provide updates on the National and Victorian  immunisation program, vaccine catch-up doses, and the COVID-19 vaccination program, including addressing vaccine hesitancy, needle distress and medicolegal considerations.

Topics and speakers session one on 11 Nov 2021:

COVID-19 vaccine program update and addressing vaccine hesitancy in primary care

  • Dr Simon Medinas Victorian Department of Health – Clinical Champion, COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Dr Jessica Kaufman PhD Research Fellow, Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital

Vaccine Catch-up doses and dealing with needle distress

  • Sonja Elia – Nurse Practitioner and Manager Immunisation, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Topics and speakers session two on 18 Nov 2021:

National and Victorian Immunisation Program update

  • Megan Beasley – Clinical Manager, Immunisation Communicable Disease I Health Protection Branch I Public Health Division Department of Health

Medicolegal considerations for COVID-19 vaccinations

  • Sonya Black – Avant Mutual
  • Angela Mason – Avant Mutual

Learning Outcomes:

  • awareness of the changes to the National and Victorian Immunisation Programs
  • updated on the COVID-19 vaccination program in Victoria
  • practical tips for understanding and addressing vaccine hesitancy and needle distress in patients
  • discuss the medico-legal responsibilities with the COVID-19 vaccine program and strategies to mitigate risks
  • updated on the principles of performing catch-up immunisations

Open To:

  • ​general practitioners
  • GP registrars
  • practice nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • practice managers
  • nurse immunisers
  • pharmacists
  • Aboriginal health workers.

Data will be collected in accordance with the EMPHN your privacy is important.

De-identified registration data may be shared with participating PHNs and organisations for evaluation purposes.

There is an opportunity to pre-submit questions for the presenters via the registration process. WVPHN cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered during the session.

By registering for this webinar, you agree that your pre-submitted questions will be shared with the organisers and presenters.

De-identified registration data may be shared with participating PHNs and organisations for evaluation purposes.

Please note: these sessions will not be recorded.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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