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Presentations and webinars

National Immunisation Workshop, 18th & 19th November 2021

18 November 2021

 National Immunisation Workshop 2021 - recordings of selected presentations available soon.......



Presentation Slides:

Well Child Tamariki Ora Symposium, 6 May, Palmerston North

06 May 2021

The WCTO Symposium was held on 6 May at the Manawatu Golf Club and was attended by approximately 85 WCTO providers.

Presentations included:

  • Breastfeading in the MidCentral DHB
  • The Parenting Ways of my Tūpuna: A Māori Māmā's reflections of her own parenting journey using the guidance of traditional Māori parenting philosophies
  • Unconscious bias–Reducing inequities for Pacific children & their families
  • Childhood asthma and eczema
  • Whāngai Ora Milk Bank (WOMB)
  • Essential immunisation information (including about COVID-19 disease and vaccine/s, and about the Childhood Immunisation Schedule)
  • Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke: A co-design process for an improved sector response to family harm
  • The relevance of wahakura for pēpē and whānau

For those presenters who provided permission, please see below their presentation slides and at right, Hāpai's Koha o te wahakura video.

Influenza Webinar 16 March 2021

06 April 2021

A quick update on the upcoming influenza vaccination programme for 2021. 

Presentation Slides:

Influenza and COVID Symposium 2021, afternoon session

02 March 2021

As New Zealand prepares to roll out both the influenza and COVID immunisation programmes, the 2021 Influenza Symposium will also include presentations about COVID.

In the afternoon we address COVID.

You can click on the chapter markers to locate the presentation you wish to jump to

Session 3, COVID Immunisation:The bigger picture
COVID immunisation strategy and delivery for NZ: MOH strategy and operational matters. Simon Everitt,MOH
COVID vaccines for NZ: a brief overview Dr Nikki Turner, IMAC

SESSION 4: Delivering COVID vaccines
COVID vaccination workforce education and strategy Loretta Roberts, IMAC
Education re COVID vaccine delivery Jane Morphet, IMAC
Q & A Nikki Turner, Loretta Roberts, Jane Morphet

Presentation Slides:

Influenza and COVID Symposium 2021, morning session

02 March 2021

As New Zealand prepares to roll out both the influenza and COVID immunisation programmes, the 2021 Influenza Symposium will also include presentations about COVID.

In the morning we will focus on influenza including a look at the upcoming season, the vaccines, immunisation for Māori and development of a new promotional campaign.

On the video, hover and click on the chapter title links to go to the presentation you want to view.

Session 1: NZ Influenza Programme 
Reflections on influenza immunisation in 2020 and collaboratively planning for success in 2021 Sarah Emerson, MOH & Andrew Oliver, PHARMAC
Māori Influenza Vaccination Programme Sam Austin, MOH & Sarah Emerson, MOH
Turuki Health Care - 2020 influenza immunisation delivery Te Puea Winiata, Turuki Health Care
Online Q &A, facilitated by IMAC

Session 2: The Promotional Campiagn and Burden of flu in the elderly
Quick look back & rebranding consultation Barbara McArdle, IMAC
The new brand including insights from consultation Raymond McKay & Laura Cibilich, RUN
Burden of flu in the elderly & FLUAD Dr Joel Howe, High St Health Hub

Presentation Slides:

Social media and immunisation: a basic guide

09 December 2020

Everyone knows that social media has contributed to the sharing of false information about vaccines and immunisation. However, it is also an excellent place to share information with parents and whānau who want accurate information to help with their decision-making process. Hear about how immunisation is communicated in social media and how messages (both helpful and harmful) are shared. We’ll look at what makes viral content, the impact of influencers, human decision-making behaviour and group mentality. Presented by:

  • Hannah Gentile, Health Communicator and Programme Strategist, Empowered Motherhood.
  • Theo Brandt, Information Manager, The Immunisation Advisory Centre.
Presentation Slides:

Well Child Conference 2020

20 November 2020

The speakers below consented to share a recording of their Conference presentation and a pdf of their slides. 

Mind the Gap – Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand
Prof Susan Morton, Director, Centre for Longitudinal Research - He Ara ki Mua, the University of Auckland.

Adverse childhood experiences and maternal mental health in WCTO practice
Katrina Coleman, National Educator, Plunket Whānau Awhina.

Tūpuna Parenting: Reconnecting whānau with their pre-colonial parenting ways
Elizabeth Harte (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou), CEO Pēpi Penapena (Cherish Babies)

Let’s talk about sleep, baby
Dr Bronwyn Sweeney, Clinical psychologist / sleep researcher, Tend Psychology / Massey University

Click on the 'Vimeo' to the right. The video has chapters marked for the start of the presentations.


Essential immunisation information for midwives

18 November 2020

Dr Emma Best, Senior lecturer and pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Starship Hospital, and Lisbeth Alley, IMAC Regional Advisor, talked about:

  • The 1 October 2020 National Immunisation Schedule change, with adjustments to pneumococcal vaccines and a new event at 12 months ensuring earlier completion of MMR vaccination, and 
  • The latest information around safety and effectiveness of immunisation during pregnancy, and then
  • Answered questions particpants had about the changes or any aspects of immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Presentation Slides:

2020 Immunisation Schedule Changes Webinar 24 September

24 September 2020

This webinar covers the Immunisation Schedule changes commencing October 1.
This webinar includes:

  • The new 12 month immunisation event
  • PCV programme tweaks
  • Vaccine brand changes
  • New edition of the Immunisation Handbook
Presentation Slides:

Well Child Symposium 27 August, Christchurch: Afternoon session (on Zoom)

16 September 2020

The Well Child Symposium held on 27 August 2020 was moved to Zoom. Here is a recording of the afternoon's presentations.

You can skip to the start of presentations by hover over the 'chapter' marks on the video timeline.

  • SUDI prevention, what WCTO providers and whānau need to know
  • Essential immunisation information
  • Addressing family violence
  • Oral health in the Canterbury region
  • Local initiatives -- Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust

With permission from the presenter, copies of the presentation slides as pdfs can be provided. Click here to request slides

Last updated: May 2021