Authors

Margie Danchin

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Associate Professor and David Bickart Clinician Scientist Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Vic; Group Leader, Vaccine Uptake Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Vic; Paediatrician, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Vic

Preparing the public for COVID-19 vaccines: How can general practitioners build vaccine confidence and optimise uptake for themselves and their patients?

With escalating COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it is vital to understand community views and set realistic expectations to avoid lack of confidence and erosion of trust.


Seizures following vaccination in children: Risks, outcomes and management of subsequent revaccination

Vaccine-proximate seizures require careful evaluation of the vaccines involved, seizure type and duration to determine a safe course for revaccination.


Management of sore throat in primary care

This study suggests that there is a role for better communication of the gradual but practical changes of Australian sore throat management guidelines to GPs.


Vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives, including routine immunisation coverage.


Vaccinations

Key immunisation issues include maternal vaccination, allergy, revaccination after vaccine-proximate seizures, BCG vaccination and the general practitioner’s role in the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine.