Going Viral: Episode 166


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Going Viral: ATAGI, Boosters, Myocarditis, Vaccinating 5-11-year-olds, Opening the Borders


In this episode:

– COVID Booster dose
– Myocarditis following mRNA vaccine
– Vaccinating 5-11-year-olds with Pfizer
– Best vaccine delivery method
– Opening the borders – don’t forget there are many vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs)


Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 30 mins

Guest: A/Prof Nigel Crawford, Infectious Disease Specialist; Director, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community (SAEFVIC), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Head of Immunisation Services Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne; Secondment Senior Medical Advisor, Victorian Department Health COVID19 vaccine safety team; Chair, Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS) network

Presentation Links:


Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine recommended for people who are severely immunocompromised ATAGI Statement
ATAGI recommendations on the use of a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine
ACIP Presentation Slides: November 2-3, 2021 Meeting
ATAGI update following weekly COVID-19 meeting – 3 November 2021
COVID-19 vaccination – Guidance on Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
Should children be vaccinated against COVID-19? BMJ Journals
Mobile vaccination bus joins Red Centre Nats festival of wheels
Emergence of measles during the COVID-19 pandemic threatens Pakistan’s children and the wider region




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