COVID-19 and Influenza update

Webinar summary

17 March 2020

In this special COVID-19 webinar Professor Paul Effler, Senior Medical Advisor, Communicable Disease Control Directorate, Department of Health Western Australia, provide an update on the status of COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar delivers the latest evidence and information on the management of COVID-19 and the influenza virus. Professor Effler will also provide an update on the impending flu season including influenza vaccine efficacy, effectiveness and impact.

Topics covered:

  • current status of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide and within Australia
  • management of suspected Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in general practice setting
  • preparation and response resources available for general practices in managing Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Update on the guidelines and use of the 2020 influenza vaccination 
  • patients who are ‘high risk groups’ and targets for the influenza vaccine 

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday 17 March 2020. As information on COVID-19 changes daily, please note that some of the advice in this webinar may no longer be current by the time of viewing.


Professor Paul Effler


Dr Tim Koh
Dr Ramya Raman



COVID-19 and Influenza update