What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 20 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

The focus on Pertussis prevention is usually on infants and children as it is this serious disease which can be life-threatening for them. Despite Pertussis being vaccine preventable with very good vaccine-uptake in infants and young children, its ongoing prevalence in the community and waves of epidemic continue to be a threat to this group. As a strategy to protect the most vulnerable, Dr Eizenberg shifts the attention to preventing infection in adults by raising awareness and promoting more regular adult immunisations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the toll that the ongoing prevalence of Pertussis takes on our society and identify the most at-risk cohorts
  • Determine the gaps in immunisation coverage, diagnostic and treatment pathways in effectively containing and managing Pertussis in the community
  • Identify the adults in the community that should have Pertussis vaccines
  • Recommend, schedule and administer Pertussis vaccinations to people outside of the government funded immunisation program

About the Expert

Dr Peter Eizenberg

Dr Peter Eizenberg is a GP of 35 years with a special interest in immunology and vaccinology. He is the director of the 'Doctors of Ivanhoe' (General Practice in NE-suburban Melbourne) since 1984 and is a current member of AusVaxSafety Advisory Committee, Influenza Specialist Group & Immunisation Coalition SAC. Since 1995, Dr Eizenberg has also been a principal investigator for vaccine research into new and emerging vaccines. He had previously been a former executive director of the North East Valley Division of General Practice and a former member of NIC, ACIR Management Committee, GPII Advisory Group & other national immunisation groups.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: Pertussis Prevention in Adults

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video Lecture (20 mins)

    • Quiz: test Your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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