Junior jabs – COVID-19 vaccination rollout for children
On-demand recorded 11 Jan 2022
Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program will be extended to all children aged 5 to 11 from 10 January 2022.
Join Prof Chris Blyth for an update on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout for children. Using the latest evidence, this webinar covers:
- an overview of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout for children
- effectiveness of the vaccines for children (including different variants)
- intervals and dosing
- co-administration with influenza and other child vaccines
- tips around managing needle phobia and parent hesitancy
You'll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the webinar. If you have a question prior, you can submit it upon registration.
- Describe the correct dose of the Comirnaty vaccine to be given to children 5 to 11 years old
Recall the appropriate interval between Comirnaty vaccine doses in the 5 to 11 year old cohort
- Discuss tips for managing needle phobia
This event attracts 2 CPD points
Dr Ramya Raman
GP and RACGP WA Chair
Prof Chris Blyth
Prof Chris Blyth is a clinical academic, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Co-Director of Wesfarmers Centre for Vaccines and Infectious Diseases (WCVID; Telethon Kids Institute [TKI]). He is Professor of Paediatrics with the School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, a Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician at Perth Children's Hospital (PCH) and a Clinical Microbiologist with PathWest Laboratory. He was a member of ATAGI from 2012 until 2021, co-chairing from 2018. Dr Blyth has nearly two decades experience in conducting clinical paediatric and infectious diseases research focusing on questions relevant to public policy and clinical practice.