The Right Vaccine for the Right Patient

2021wed16jun6:00 pmwed7:00 pmThe Right Vaccine for the Right Patient

Event Details

Winter can be a dangerous time for people living with a lung condition. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout takes centre stage this year, Lung Foundation is urging all Australians to take steps to protect themselves against influenza and other vaccine preventable conditions. An important first step is a conversation with their primary health care team. 

In this 1-hour webinar, Professor Kristine Macartney, Director of the Australian Nation Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) and senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook will present on the importance of updating vaccinations, particularly in patients with chronic lung disease and First Nations people. Consequences of under-vaccination, the impact of acute and chronic cycles of infection and recent changes to the National Immunisation Program will also be discussed.

A Q&A session, moderated by Lung Foundation Australia’s Respiratory Care Nurse, Ms. Amanda Curran, RN will address pre-submitted and live audience questions.

This webinar is supported by an independent medical education grant from GlaxoSmithKline.


  • Professor Kristine Macartney
    MBBS, BMedSci, MD, FRACP
    Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

    Professor Kristine Macartney is 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 Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. Her research interests include all aspects of vaccine preventable disease, particularly policy development, vaccine safety and prevention of viral diseases.

    Kristine acts regularly as an expert consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is a member of peak advisory committees in Australia. She also leads the Australian national AusVaxSafety and Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) networks, and is the founding chair of the Australian Regional Immunisation Alliance (ARIA), which is working with countries and partners in the IndoPacific region.

  • Ms. Amanda Curran
    Respiratory Care Nurse, Lung Foundation Australia

    The session will be moderated by Lung Foundation Australia’s skilled Respiratory Care Nurse, Ms. Amanda Curran. An expert in the field with over 34 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, Amanda provides guidance for people living with COPD or bronchiectasis on all aspects of their condition according to clinical management guidelines, connecting them with the information, education, resources and support they need to live well with their lung condition.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (NSW)