Going Viral: COPD, COVID and other jabs


Going Viral Episode 183: Don’t forget the other jabs when giving COVID boosters


In this episode:



– With the opening of the borders and the relaxation of COVID related social distancing measures, the risk of infectious respiratory disease is significantly elevated
– COVID is not the only preventable infectious disease – influenza, pertussis, and pneumonia are also very important
– The risk is elevated for those with chronic respiratory disease but these considerations are important for all people, especially older patients
– Patients presenting for the COVID booster can be co-administered their flu/pertussis/pneumonia vaccination as well



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Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator



Total time: 36 mins



Guest: Prof Christine Jenkins, Head, Respiratory Group, The George Institute for Global Health



This educational activity was developed by Healthed at the request of Astrazeneca Respiratory



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