Vaccine

Live webinar - RSV in older adults: understanding risk and preventative measures

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm AEDT In this webinar A/Prof Michael Woodward, Prof Grant Waterer and Dr Victoria Hayes, explore prevalence, seasonal patterns, and demographic impacts of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia. It will also outline preventative measures in older age groups, including safety and efficacy features of the new RSV vaccine for adults.

On-demand MEDTalks: Navigating the changing landscape of pneumococcal disease in Australia

Across four short, sharp and topical MEDTalks, a vibrant, passionate panel of GPs and a vaccine expert will outline key issues in primary care, relevant pneumococcal serotypes in Australia and considerations when choosing from vaccines that are now available. Finally, a lively panel Q&A will leave you with practical tips for the optimal prevention of this disease in your at-risk patients.

On-demand webinar - Herpes zoster in older people: Opportunities for prevention

In this on-demand webinar, Dr Anita Sharma discusses the risk of shingles (herpes zoster) and its complications in individuals aged 50 years and over, with a focus on how that risk is influenced by advancing age and common chronic conditions. Current Australian recommendations for shingles vaccination will be discussed, alongside a review of the shingles vaccines available in Australia.1 GPs will be invited to consider how they might improve shingles vaccine uptake among patients 50 years and older in their practice.