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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 5 Jul 2022


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Prevention and management of influenza in vulnerable populations in NSW

On-demand recorded 5 Jul 2022

The influenza season has started early in Australia and is cocirculating with COVID-19. The recent sharp increase in flu cases is accompanied by concerns about low vaccination uptake, especially in the most at-risk populations. Prevention of severe disease in vulnerable populations relies on early immunization and initiation of antiviral medication where appropriate. New resources are available providing guidance on COVID-19 and influenza outbreak management and antiviral treatment/prophylaxis in the aged care population.

Learning outcomes

  1. Be aware of current influenza epidemiology and vaccination rates in NSW
  2. Identify vulnerable populations at risk of severe influenza and promote early immunisation
  3. Appropriately use antivirals for prevention/treatment of influenza and COVID-19 for vulnerable populations
  4. Utilise available resources providing guidance on antiviral use for influenza/COVID-19 in aged care
This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points


Associate Professor Nick Wood
MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Senior Staff Specialist, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW; Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, NSW

Nicholas Wood is a staff specialist general paediatrician and Associate Professor in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney. Nick holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. He leads the NSW Immunisation Specialist Service and coordinates the Immunisation Adverse Events Clinic at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is a senior investigator on the Primary Health Network Immunisation Support Program.

Dr Ken McCroary
BSc(Med) MBBS FRACGP Conjoint Lecturer, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW

Dr Ken McCroary is the owner, Director and Principal at Macarthur General Practice, member of the Council of General Practice of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) and regional representative for South Western Sydney on the NSW & ACT Faculty Board of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). He is a member of RACGP Expert Committee for Quality Care, Chair of Sydney South West GP Link, Board Member & Clinical Co-Chair SWS PHN Aged Care & Mental Health, Conjoint Lecturer, School of Medicine at Western Sydney University and Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW Dr McCroary is a member of the working group involved in development of NSW Health’s GP Antiviral Toolkit for acute respiratory infection.


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