Statewide PHN Immunisation Forum 2021 – 11 and 18 November

The Victorian PHNs 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.

There will be two sessions run over the following dates: (you may register for one or both of the sessions)

  • Session 1: Thursday 11 November 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Session 2: Thursday 18 November 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Topics and Speakers Session 1:

COVID-19 vaccine programupdate & addressingvaccinehesitancy in primary care

  • Dr Simon Madin, 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 2:

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

Data will be collected in accordance with the WVPHN Privacy Collection Statement.

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.

Please note: these sessions will not be recorded.

Last modified: 12 October, 2021