What you get by completing this session

  • 25 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Monitoring for adverse effects of vaccines is an important clinical responsibility. While minor adverse effects after the Covid vaccines are relatively common, such as localised swelling or a short period of general unwellness, the rare but more serious adverse effects must be kept in mind. This module provides an authoritative and up to date report on the AZ vaccines commonest adverse effects, Thrombocytopenic Thrombosis Syndrome (TTS), as well as the adverse effects associated with the Pfizer vaccine, Myocarditis and Pericarditis. It describes the clinical features and management principles.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the clinical features of TTS secondary to AZ Covid Vaccine
  • Describe the clinical features of Myocarditis and Pericarditis secondary to Pfizer Covid Vaccine
  • Explain the relative risk of major adverse effects of the AZ and Pfizer vaccines

About the Expert

A/Prof Nigel Crawford

Associate Professor Crawford is an Infectious Disease Specialist and the Chair of ATAGI. He is also the Director of SAEFVIC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community), a vaccine safety and clinical immunisation research group based at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Having completed his medical undergraduate studies at Flinders University Adelaide, A/Prof Crawford has a masters of public health from Cardiff University, Wales and a Vaccinology PhD from The University of Melbourne.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: The Latest Covid Update (Sep 2021)

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (25 mins)

  • 3

    CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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