June 4, 2024

Webinar recording: Measles vaccination (MMR)

Cartoon image of a man showing his arm where he received a vaccination

IMAC measles vaccination (MMR) webinar

IMAC has hosted an informative webinar for health professionals which explores the clinical considerations for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, with a primary focus on measles.

Click here to view the webinar recording.

The webinar covers essential information from the Immunisation Handbook and examines the impact and global burden of measles disease. It also covers:

- safe screening procedures

- key precautions

- contraindications associated with the vaccine

- co-administration of MMR with other immunisations

- the appropriate age for administration (including dose zero)

- potential responses to the vaccine.

It is presented by IMAC medical advisor Dr Joan Ingram and IMAC immunisation education facilitator Abbey Palmer.

Health New Zealand measles webinar

Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora has also recently hosted a measles webinar.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

- Clinical insights into measles infections and why it is so important to increase MMR vaccination rates (Dr Owen Sinclair, Māori paediatrician, president of the Paediatric Society and chair of the National Immunisation Taskforce)

- Key messages to stakeholders on the importance of being prepared for measles in the community (Dr Sharon Sime, medical officer of health, National Public Health Service)

- Research update on barriers to vaccination in New Zealand (Dr Samantha Marsh, Senior Research Fellow, University of Auckland).