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Overview

This is a recording of the 2023 NZ Influenza & COVID-19 Symposium hosted in Wellington on March 9th. The recording includes the morning and afternoon sessions, 8 hours in length total.

Our keynote speaker was Professor Kristine Macartney (sydney.edu.au), Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS). Kristine presented from Sydney, via Zoom, on the importance of influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Other speakers covered a range of topics including:

  • The 2023 Influenza Immunisation Programme
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine Immunisation Programme
  • Influenza and COVID-19 internationally
  • COVID-19 & influenza vaccines under development
  • Improving the respiratory health of Māori and Pacific children
  • Supporting people with disabilities with immunisation
  • FAQs about influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations

A programme guide is available here