Science of vaccines webinar
The fast-moving pace of COVID-19 science both from disease progression and treatments has been hard to keep up with. Nurses and midwives are well-positioned to advocate for science and safety. In this webinar, Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish (RN, PhD) and nurse immuniser Romy Blacklaw present the safety processes, research, surveillance of adverse events (including data on safety so far) and the difference between COVID-19 vaccines.
This webinar, presented by nurses and hosted by Federal ANMF, was presented on 26 August 2021.
Watch the 'Science of vaccines webinar' on the ANMF CPD Portal (1 hour CPD).
Federal ANMF COVID-19 vaccination position
Nurses, midwives and aged care personal care workers work with vulnerable patients, clients and residents. Required immunisation is reasonable in these settings and part of a range of infection control measures.
ANMF supports required immunisation against COVID-19 for nurses, midwives and personal care workers, unless there is a medical exemption, to protect yourself, your colleagues, your family, your patients and the community.
For the same reasons, ANMF is advocating that there should also be a vaccination requirement of visitors to aged and healthcare services.
Read the Federal ANMF COVID-19 vaccination position statement
Join the COVID-19 vaccination workforce
ANMF COVID-19 newsflash #33 provides information about vaccination education and how to apply through the vaccination hub hospitals and Torrens Health.
Australian Government vaccination data
Victorian Government immunisation hub data
Australian Government COVID-19 vaccination information and resources
The Australian Government’s website provides a COVID-19 vaccination information hub and includes details about the vaccination roll out.
COVID-19 vaccines – is it true
COVID-19 rollout phases
COVID-19 vaccine aged care readiness toolkit
COVID-19 vaccination information in your language (more than 60 translations)
COVID-19 vaccination eligibility declaration form
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker
Victorian Government COVID-19 vaccination centres
The Victorian Government website provides information about the local 1a and 1b vaccine rollout to hotel quarantine workers, nurses, personal care workers and midwives.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for all nurses, midwives and personal care workers - regardless of age - at Victorian Government vaccine hubs.
To make a booking
Read the information about the booking process and the vaccines on the Victorian Government website
Make an online booking via the Victorian Government’s website – the booking system allows you to access appointments as part of a priority group.
Call the Victorian Government Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 and tell the hotline operator you are part of the health care worker or aged care worker priority group.
Want more information about the vaccines?
Victorian Department of Health COVID-19 vaccines – your questions answered – healthcare workers webinars: part 1 (10 June 2021) and part 2 (17 August 2021)
Federal Government information about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Federal Government information about the Pfizer vaccine
What happens after I am vaccinated?
Australian Academy of Science – COVID-19 facts hub
Therapeutic Goods Administration – vaccines hub
Therapeutic Goods Administration COVID-19 vaccination information
World Health Organisation – vaccines explained
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
Australian Government translated information about COVID-19 vaccines
On the Record – COVID-19 vaccination FAQs answered
Media releases and statements
2 August 2021 ATAGI statement regarding COVID-19 vaccines in the setting of transmission of the Delta variant of concern
24 July 2021 ATAGI response to NSW COVID-19 outbreak 24th July 2021
23 July 2021 RANZCOG statement Pregnant women are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
13 July 2021 ATAGI statement on use of COVID-19 vaccines in an outbreak setting
17 June 2021 ATAGI statement on revised recommendations on the use of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
9 June 2021 Joint statement between RANZCOG and ATAGI about COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women
12 May 2021 ATAGI update following weekly COVID-19 meeting
23 April 2021 A statement from Professor Paul Kelly, Australian Government Chief Medical Officer in response to the latest ATAGI advice
8 April 2021 Joint statement on COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine advice from ATAGI
8 April 2021 ATAGI statement on AstraZeneca vaccine in response to new vaccine safety concerns
2 April 2021 TGA and ATAGI Specific clotting conditions reported after COVID-10 vaccination
2 April 2021 ATAGI statement on COVID-19 vaccination and a reported case of thrombosis
2 April 2021 Federal Government and TGA joint statement on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
2 April 2021 ATAGI statement for consumers on a specific clotting condition being reported after COVID-19 vaccination
19 March 2021 Update - European and UK reviews find no proven link with blood clots
18 March 2021 UK regulator confirms that people should continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca
18 March 2021 EMA - COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: benefits still outweigh the risks despite possible link to rare blood clots with low blood platelets
16 March 2021 Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly - Australian Government remains confident in the Astra Zeneca vaccine