COVID update – moderna vaccine, delta crisis update, Rrole of ATAGI, vaccination for children – Lecturee

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In this Healthed lecture, A/Prof Nigel Crawford explains the role of ATAGI and its relevance to the current pandemic.

In addition, he covers the recent developments in the management of the Australian pandemic including: An overview of the newly available Moderna vaccination; how the currently available vaccinations in Australia compare in terms of effectiveness against the Delta variant at preventing severe diseases as well as transmission; the rationale and evidence behind the upcoming push for vaccinating children 12 yrs of age and older; an important update on the clinical features and management pathways for Pfizer-related myocarditis, pericarditis as well as AZ-related clots; and what we can learn from the experience of other countries who have been dealing with the Delta pandemic.

Last Updated: 18 Aug, 2021

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Chairman, ATAGI; 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

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