IMAC Webinar schedule – COVID-19 vaccination
As we prepare for more people to be vaccinated this year for New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, we know many of you would like to grow your understanding of both the vaccine and the processes supporting its implementation.
We are pleased to share that over the coming months we are breaking down the most important topics into frequent webinar sessions. Every webinar topic will be available to attend live twice – once at the end of the day, and another during lunch time. While we have increased capacity available for many people to attend a session live, spaces are still limited so please only register if you are able to make it. Recordings for all webinar topics will be made available so you have the best opportunity to access the information.
We will continue to update our timetable on our new website with new topics and send updates.
In addition, our team will also be running weekly drop-in Q&A sessions for you to connect with our team. These sessions will not be recorded.
Drop-in Q&A sessions
Join us on Thursdays at 12pm (30 mins)
Ask our panel of expert advisors and facilitators questions you may have about COVID-19 vaccinations, vaccines, training and the rollout in New Zealand.
How Comirnaty works and what we know about its safety (45 mins)
Presenters: Dr Helen Petousis-Harris - Associate Professor and vaccinologist, Director of the Vaccine Datalink and Research Group; Dr Emma Best - IMAC Medical Advisor.
COVID-19 vaccines for special groups and pregnancy (30 mins)
Presenter: Dr Edwin Reynolds - IMAC Medical Advisor.
Adverse events following immunisation: recognising and understanding anaphylaxis and the reporting process (45 mins)
Presenters: Jane Morphet - IMAC COVID Education Manager; Dr Michael Tatley - Director New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre and Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring, Research Associate Professor University of Otago.
When: 12pm, Tuesday 13 April (register here); second session TBC
Engaging with the vaccine hesitant (in collaboration with ADHB) (45 mins)
Presenters: Dr Anthony Jordan, ADHB Immunologist with Jess Berentson-Shaw (Dr), Co-Director - The Workshop