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Published by Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā DHBs on 2/11/2021 9:35:09 AM.
HealthPathways Education webinar – Managing COVID-19 in the community, Wednesday 3 November, 7-8pm
Register now for tomorrow’s webinar on the evolving clinical pathway on safely managing COVID-19 positive patients in the community. The webinar is a collaboration between the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Ministry of Health and HealthPathways See here for more information. Details can also be found on HealthPathways: Upcoming Education Events
The webinar will be hosted by Dr Samantha Murton, President, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and will include information on:
COVID-19 vaccination programme webinar – Tuesday 16 November, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Join us to find out the latest on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in metro Auckland and how primary care can continue to provide their support.
The webinar will include:
Register now. If you’re not able to attend, still register and we’ll send you the recording afterwards.
COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
To help you counter mis/disinformation messages, The Ministry of Health has created a vaccine safety webpage which has lots of resources, fronted by health professionals and leaders. Please share this link with your patients and networks: Your questions answered.
There’s also a guide on the Unite Against COVID-19 website about responding to false information.
These new videos may help you convince hesitant people to get vaccinated:
The Unite Against COVID-19 website now has updated content specifically for disabled people and those who have underlying health conditions.
COVID-19 vaccination following COVID infection
The duration of protection post-COVID-19 infection is currently unknown, so vaccination is recommended following COVID infection, and a person is considered fully immunised only after they have received the standard vaccination schedule (i.e. currently two doses of the Pfizer vaccine unless they are immunocompromised).
COVID-19 vaccination can take place from 4 weeks after recovery from symptomatic COVID-19 infection (with no difference according to severity of illness), or if asymptomatic, from the time of the person’s positive PCR test.
While the risk of re-infection in the acute phase is very low, and in theory immunologically it is possibly preferable to leave the vaccination longer, the recommendation is to put processes in place to make it as easy as possible to get vaccinated for people who have been cases and their families.
This is so vaccination doesn’t ‘drop off their radar’ once they have recovered from their COVID illness. For example, they could be assisted to get a vaccination booking before they are discharged from COVID care.
Please send feedback to Sarah.Hartnall@waitematadhb.govt.nz.