May 31, 2024

Upcoming webinar: Pertussis - 11 June

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Webinar: Pertussis

Date: Tuesday 11 June

Time: 12.15pm – 12.45pm


Join us for our upcoming webinar for health professionals on pertussis (whooping cough).

This session will explore the clinical considerations for the pertussis vaccine. We will cover essential information from the Immunisation Handbook and examine the impact and burden of pertussis disease in New Zealand.

The webinar will include:

  • the disease and its impact on the population, NZ disease pattern – outbreaks.
  • vaccine scheduling recommendations
  • the vital importance of maternal vaccinations – passive immunity, maternal antibody transfer
  • pre-vaccination screening, key precautions, and contraindications
  • potential vaccine responses
  • co-administration with other immunisations.