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Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Prevention of meningococcal disease & meningitis in children: Conversations with parents

Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Prevention of meningococcal disease & meningitis in children: Conversations with parents

Description

In this episode:

 
– The incidence of meningococcal disease in Australia
– The ‘at-risk’ groups for meningococcal disease in Australia
– The standard recommended meningococcal vaccination program
– The benefits of adding non-subsidised meningococcal B vaccine to the routine quadrivalent meningococcal vaccination schedule

 

 

Host: Dr Terri Foran, Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

 

Guest: A/Prof Peter Richmond, Consultant Paediatric Immunologist & Paediatrician; Perth Children’s Hospital; Head of the Vaccine Trials Group, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases; Director of the Child Health Research Network, Child and Adolescent Health Service

 

Total time: 17 mins
 

Recommended Resources:

 

Australian Immunisation Handbook
Meningitis Centre Australia
UK data on Meningococcus B vaccination in infants

 
 
 
 

 

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This educational activity was developed by Healthed at the request of and with funding from GSK.
 

 

 

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