COVID-19 vaccination – your questions answered: Mental Health Webinar

21st June 2021

Hosted by the Victorian Department of Health, this webinar was for people with mental ill-health, their carers and the mental health workforce.

This webinar is now available for viewing online:

COVID-19 Vaccination – your questions answered – mental health on Vimeo

Presented by Senior Medical Advisor COVID-19 Immunisation Program, Victorian Department of Health, Prof Ben Cowie, topics included:

  • The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination
  • The difference between the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines
  • How the vaccines were developed
  • Vaccine efficacy
  • Possible side effects and early symptoms of an adverse reaction

The presentation is followed by a panel discussion with Julie Borninkhof, CEO, PANDA; Dr Grant Blashki, Clinical Lead, Beyond Blue; and Anna Love, Chief Mental Health Nurse, Victorian Department of Health.

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