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COVID-19 vaccines - Your questions answered


16 Mar 2021

6.00 - 7.30pm

What is mRNA? Why are there two vaccines on offer? What’s the difference? What does herd immunity mean? How long will the rollout take? Are the vaccines safe?

As Australia begins to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine, we are faced with an abundance of new information, technical terminology, and vaccine myths and misinformation. It can quickly become confusing and overwhelming.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic response – clinicians treating patients in hospitals; scientists continuing to perform tests on suspected cases and viral genomic sequencing; epidemiologists working closely with the State and Commonwealth Governments on policy; and researchers working on antibody tests, treatments and a vaccine.

At this Q&A event hosted by the ABC’s Michael Rowland, a panel of experts will answer your burning questions around the COVID-19 vaccines.

This will be a hybrid event! Register for either in-person tickets or livestream details. In-person tickets will be strictly limited to ensure density limits are not exceeded.

The Panel:

  • Professor Sharon Lewin AO, Director, Doherty Institute

  • Associate Professor Margie Danchin, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Children's Hospital and Clinician Scientist at the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute

  • Professor Terry Nolan AO, Head of Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group, Doherty Institute

  • Dr Janine Trevillyan, Lead, COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Austin Hub; Head, Clinical Virology and HIV Services, Austin Health; and Infectious Diseases Physician

This event is hosted by the Doherty Institute and sponsored by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Please contact for any enquiries.


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