COVID vaccine in pregnancy updated guidance
In this free presentation, we look at the safety data on the use of COVID vaccines in pregnant and breastfeeding women. This data has been collected from around the world and Professor Kristine Macartney from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) explains how it should be applied in Australia to protect women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive.
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- Recognise the RANZCOG and ATAGI recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women
- Explore the data depicting the safety level of COVID-19 vaccine intake for pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Examine the virus variants of concern and its impacts on vaccine effectiveness
About the expert: Professor Kristine Macartney
Professor Kristine Macartney is a Paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology. Kristine is currently the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a Paediatric Infectious Disease Consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. Her research interests include translation of evidence into policy and practice, vaccine safety, and most other areas of vaccine preventable diseases research, particularly in relation to rotavirus, varicella zoster virus and influenza.
NCIRS is the leading research organisation in Australia that provides objective expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases, and other issues related to immunisation, to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia. https://www.ncirs.org.au/about-us