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COVID-19 Vaccination & Immunodeficiency

9 September 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this PI Education webinar, we will be discussing COVID-19 Vaccinations & Immunodeficiencies.

We will provide you with a range of information about the COVID19 Vaccinations, as well as an understanding of the possible side effects and effectiveness for people living with and/or caring for members with a PI.

We are thrilled to have a panel of three experts join us for this webinar including, Dr Alisa Kane from ASCIA, Professor Stuart Tangey from the Garven Institute, and Professor Kristine Macartney from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance.

Our experts will explain simply what the current research looks like and what that might mean for people living with immunodeficiencies. Attendees to this webinar will also be given the opportunity to engage with our experts through a Q&A session preceding the presentation.


  • Vaccines and medications
  • Side effects & the signs/symptoms of allergic reactions 
  • Level of Protection and boosters
  • Research
  • Other frequently asked questions


Register in advance for this webinar here >> https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MqXutQ_6TsCZrahK_lXhEA

Please note: All event times are in AEST. If you live in a different time zone please check the time for your region.



Dr. Alisa Kane

Dr.Alisa Kane is a clinical immunologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney.

Professor Stuart Tangey

Professor Stuart Tangye is the Research Theme Leader – Immunity and Inflammation; Lab Head – Immunology and Immunodeficiency, Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Stuart Tangye currently heads the Immunity and Inflammation Research Theme at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. His research centres around the biology of the immune system in health and disease and in trying to understand how single gene defects result in the development and clinical features of primary immunodeficiencies. 

In 2015, he established Clinical Immunogenomics Research Consortium of Australasia (CIRCA). The goal of CIRCA is to understand genetic causes of immunological diseases in individual patients and then use these findings to improve outcomes for the patient, their families, and other individuals with similar immune diseases

Professor Kristine Macartney

Professor Kristine Macartney is a pediatrician specialising in infectious diseases and vaccinology 

She was a foundational member of the Vaccine Education Centre at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Kristine is currently the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a pediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. 

Her research interests include translation of evidence into policy and practice, vaccine safety, and most other areas of vaccine-preventable diseases research, particularly in relation to rotavirus, varicella zoster virus, and influenza. 

She is the:

  • senior editor of the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • a member of the Advisory Committee on Vaccines (ACV) of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA), and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). 
  • has acted as an expert consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO). 
  • 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).


9 September 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Online via Zoom
1800 100 198