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23 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: Your questions answered - Part 2

How effective are the vaccines against variants? When should we be getting booster shots? Why do the recommended intervals between doses keep changing? Should employers look at mandating their employees to get vaccinated? When will it be safe to vaccinate children?

So much has changed in the six months since our first event in March, with the vaccine rollout in Australia well underway and the nation no longer striving for COVID-zero. At this livestream Q&A hosted by the ABC’s Michael Rowland, our expert panel returned to tackle more of your questions about the Australian COVID-19 vaccine program. Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Paul Guerra delivered introductory and closing remarks.

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