april, 2022

13apr2:00 pm3:00 pmVaccination and Pregnancy webinar - RANZCOG2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Event Details

COVID-19 is more dangerous for women who are pregnant. The best way to reduce your risk is to get vaccinated. Hear from experts who will discuss real-world evidence that has shown that vaccines are safe if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning pregnancy and explain that you can receive the vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.

This webinar will also discuss seasonal influenza vaccines in 2022 and their importance.

Date: Wednesday 13 April

Time:  5-6pm (AEST)

Register here and submit your question for the experts

Registrations close noon (AEST) Wednesday 13 April.

The webinar link will be sent as part of your registration.


Dr Susan Fleming
RANZCOG Board Director

Susan is a New Zealand medical graduate. She undertook her O&G training and early years of clinical practice at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2002, after a period in North America, she returned to New Zealand where her latter professional life has been focused on leadership within O&G.

From 2013 to 2017 she was Director of Women’s Health at Auckland DHB. One of her many interests has been the use of information technology to support care delivery. Although no longer clinically active she remains professionally engaged and is a New Zealand Councillor on Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku and the RANZCOG New Zealand representative for the Asian Oceania Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (AOFOG).

Kellie Wilton
Acting CEO and Principal Midwifery Officer , Australian College of Midwives

Kellie Wilton is the Principal Midwifery Officer at ACM. Kellie’s journey as a midwife started with her own pregnancies and births.  Through minimised opportunities to have midwives involved in her care and limited care options available when her pregnancies became complex, she began to formulate the belief that women should have birth options that include a midwife, encompass all models of care, and extend beyond hospital walls and the medical practice model if women so desire.

Kellie has worked across a variety of settings such as Midwifery Group Practice incorporating homebirth, acute tertiary, private practice, country and metropolitan public sectors, immigration detention and most recently the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector.  Kellie is an endorsed, and notated Midwife and since registration has had opportunities to advocate, educate, mentor, supervise and provide leadership for the midwifery profession. Most recently Kellie completed a Master of Public Health (Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing)/Master of Health Leadership and Management with the primary focus of these studies being on advancing the profession of midwifery as an autonomous profession, maternity reform, maternal and child health, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, health leadership and management, service design and implementation, change management, sexual health and wellness, primary healthcare, clinical leadership, and education.

Claire MacDonald (DPH, RM)
Midwifery Advisor, New Zealand College of Midwives

Claire is a Midwifery Advisor with the New Zealand College of Midwives | Te Kāreti o ngā Kaiwhakawhānau ki Aotearoa with portfolios including professional support for employed midwives, physiological birth and Covid-19. She has led the College’s work on professional advice and promotion of Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy. As a practising midwife Claire has extensive experience across community, hospital, urban and rural settings, as well as regional and national maternity guidelines development.


(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm