The burden of many vaccine preventable diseases remains higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander than in non-Indigenous communities. This webinar will focus on how we can all work together to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation with an aim to reduce this inequity.
NCIRS National Indigenous Immunisation Coordinator Katrina Clark will provide an overview on the improvement opportunities that exist, highlighting inequities in disease burden and vaccination coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as discussing the rationale behind the current immunisation schedule for this at-risk group.
Hunter New England Health Immunisation Coordinator Patrick Cashman will then share his experience of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop programs to support better health outcomes and improve immunisation uptake.
Katrina and Patrick will also provide practical advice for immunisation providers on how to best engage and communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding vaccination.