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Lecture Overview

Listening, and acceptance of patient concerns, are the two most important things when it comes to vaccines. Join Dr Jenny Royle for this heartwarming and informative discussion on how she has overcome common concerns and resistance to immunisations.


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Jenny Royle

Dr Jenny Royle is an Immunisation Paediatrician with 20 years of experience providing clinical immunisation advice for patients, families, hospital staff, Community Immunisation Providers and the Victorian Department of Health. She is a national Immunisation Educator and advocates for an increase in education about vaccines, vaccine preventable diseases and engagement with vaccine hesitant families using non-judgmental risk communication techniques. Jenny is a Senior Visiting Fellow with the University of New South Wales. Her strengths-based research focuses on the identification of culturally sensitive approaches to maintain and improve immunisation coverage and timeliness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. Jenny works clinically as a Community Immunisation Paediatrician at ‘NEST’ a family clinic in Elsternwick, Melbourne. She is referred patients with a range of complex immunisation issues including families with significant concerns about immunisation adverse events.




51 Total Rating(s)

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Jane beswick
17 Feb 2019

Excellent presentation with very good information and suggestions. Thanks.

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Emma Bywater
22 Oct 2018

Good lecture, particularly around how to communicate with patients and families about vaccines and their concerns. I found it a great adjunct to my clinical knowledge of vaccines. Would recommend to anyone who is involved with immunisations.

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Kate Sloan
20 Aug 2018

This was a fabulous presentation. I highly recommend it to everyone

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Melanie Jamieson
20 Aug 2018

EXCELLENT!! Such good depth but basic, as well as scientific information that I watched it twice trying to absorb it all.!! Love how she specifically and openly discussed vaccine concerns, effects and reactions as this is such a growing part of my role as nurse immuniser that requires such a high level of specialist knowledge/understanding to translate into an understandable and relatable conversation with published data to back up conversations with parents who use "dr Google and vaccine chat groups" to have with clients that can be a pivotal part of their vaccination decision making. This area specifically is and area that requires an increase in professional education opportunities,resource knowledge and access and even tutoring for the nursing staff in these roles providing immunisation services. More please.

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Wadzana Nollie HWATA
25 Jul 2018

Good information

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Wendy Thornton
22 Jul 2018

Excellent presentation. worthwhile listening to if you work with families considering not immunising their children

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Carmen Houston
09 Jul 2018


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Fiona Neale
30 Jun 2018

This lecture was extremely informative and clarified many of my own misconceptions regarding vaccines. I feel this will greatly enhance the discussion and education I can provide to clients.

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Susana Ave
04 Jun 2018

"Prevention is much better than cure"" because there are some pathogens that has no treatment so it is more advantageous to have immunisation before things get worst.

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clare mifsud
30 May 2018

Very detailed information