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Junior jabs – COVID-19 vaccination rollout for children Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 11 Jan 2022


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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.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the correct dose of the Comirnaty vaccine to be given to children 5 to 11 years old
  2. Recall the appropriate interval between Comirnaty vaccine doses in the 5 to 11 year old cohort
  3. Discuss tips for managing needle phobia
This event attracts 2 CPD points

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.


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