What you'll learn in this expert session

In this presentation, we look at the safety data on the use of COVID vaccines in pregnant and breastfeeding women. This data has been collected from around the world and Prof Kristine Macartney from the National Centre of Immunisation and Research Surveillance (NCIRS) explains how it should be applied in Australia to protect women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the RANZCOG and ATAGI recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women
  • Explore the data depicting the safety level of COVID-19 vaccine intake for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Examine the virus variants of concern and its impacts on vaccine effectiveness

What you get by completing this session

  • 12 mins of CPD

    A 12 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or in your course completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out!

About the Expert

Professor Kristine Macartney

Professor Kristine Macartney is a Paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology. Kristine is currently the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a paediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. Her research interests include translation of evidence into policy and practice, vaccine safety, and most other areas of vaccine preventable diseases research, particularly in relation to rotavirus, varicella zoster virus and influenza.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    About this session

    • How does this session work?

    • Learning objectives & about the expert

  • 2

    Video: COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy - Updated Guidance

    • Before you start

    • Presentation notes

    • Video Lecture (12 mins of CPD)

    • Document your CPD here

    • Before you go

  • 3


    • About the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

    • Feedback