February 22, 2024

Upcoming webinar: Introducing Comirnaty 30mcg XBB.1.5 (12+ years) vaccine

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Webinar: Introducing Comirnaty 30mcg XBB.1.5 (12+ years) vaccine

Tuesday 27 February, 5.30pm - 6pm


A vaccine to combat the newer strains of COVID-19 will be available to New Zealanders next month.

Join IMAC and Te Whatu Ora to discuss the new Comirnaty 30mcg XBB.1.5 (12+ years) vaccine next Tuesday (27 February) at 5.30pm.

This informative webinar will cover a range of issues in relation to the new 30mcg XBB.1.5 vaccine, including:

•    effectiveness and safety

•    precautions, contraindications and concomitant administration

•    use in pregnancy and breastfeeding

•    schedule and dosing information

•    post-vaccination advice

•    eligibility – primary course and additional doses

•    current COVID-19 epidemiology

•    onboarding processes for those wishing to administer the vaccines

•    practical issues and new resources

There will also be time for the IMAC and Te Whatu Ora team to answer your questions.

The panellists include IMAC’s programme manager Jane Morphet, medical advisor Joan Ingram, and clinical communications manager Victoria Rameke, along with Alison Bond - senior advisor quality national immunisation with the Prevention Directorate, National Public Health Service. It will be hosted by IMAC regional immunisation advisor Shelley Kininmonth.