Child after receiving injection

Jabs and JIA: Immunisations and needle phobia

Children with JIA are in a very specific category when it comes to vaccinations, particularly those who are treated with immunosuppressive medications. This webinar, presented by the two rheumatology nurses from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, will look at the immunisation safety of both scheduled and special risk vaccinations and outline the do’s and don’ts for these kids. Our speakers will also look at issues such as needle phobia and address any questions and concerns parents and patients might have.

Our presenters: Sarah Wilson (RN, BNurs (hons), MANP), Rheumatology Nurse Consultant, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Sarah has been working as a paediatric nurse for the last 25 years with the last 10 committed to the care of children with rheumatic disease. She recently completed a Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner Stream) and in March 2022 became an endorsed Nurse Practitioner with the Nurses board of Victoria. She is specifically interested in patient and family responses to medication and tolerance of therapy in children with juvenile arthritis. She’s also fascinated with collaborative decision making and its ultimate effect on disease outcomes for children with arthritis.

Julie Jones (Registered Nurse). Julie has been working as a paediatric nurse since 2002 after 11 years working in adult nursing. She started working at the Royal Children’s Hospital in the immunisation service and currently holds two roles at RCH, Rheumatology Nurse Consultant for almost 10 years and in the Day Medical Unit. She is specifically interested in helping children with procedural anxiety and studied hypnosis in 2019.

Have you checked out our series before? 

We have a huge list of interesting webinars from 2020 and 2021 with links to the FREE recordings! We try and cover a range of topics from specific conditions to ways to manage day–to–day. Check them out here.

New to webinars?

They’re so easy and so convenient. You can watch a webinar in the comfort of your own home or at the local library – basically wherever you have access to a computer or tablet and the internet. Watch our step by step guide to taking part in a webinar.


Wednesday Aug 17th 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Wednesday Aug 17th 2022
  • Time: 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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