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WEBINAR: Demystifying the COVID-19 Virus and Vaccine

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Webinar Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $46.00
  • Non-member = $69.00

Dr Siouxsie Wiles will start by explaining how the virus changes and how we get the variants because this is relevant to whether we will need new vaccines in the future. She will then explain what's in the vaccine we use, how it works, and what we know about safety and side effects. She will also have a Q&A session.

With the opportunity to ask your questions to Siouxsie prior to the event this is one event you wont want to miss – have all your burning questions answered – the myths busted and the science explained.

This webinar will not cover legal obligations of workplaces, HRNZ has a podcast coming soon on this separate topic.

Presented by Dr Siouxsie Wiles

With her bright pink hair, Dr. Siouxsie Wiles is hard to miss! She’s one of the country’s most recognised and respected scientists, trained as a microbiologist. At the Bioluminescent Superbug Lab at Auckland University, Siouxsie and her team make nasty bacteria glow in the dark to find out what ’s making us sick with the aim of finding new medicines. She still can’t quite believe she gets paid to do it for a living. Outside the lab, Siouxsie regularly appears on radio and TV, working hard to smash the stereotypes people have about what scientists and leaders look like.

Siouxsie has been recognised many times for her amazing contributions to science and society in New Zealand. In 2019 she was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to microbiology and science communication. Prior to this, she had been honoured as a Blake Leader by the Sir Peter Blake Trust as well as winning both the Royal Society Te Aparangi Callaghan Medal and the Prime Minister ’s Science Media Communication Prize. Most recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Siouxsie became one of the primary faces, communicators and educators in NZ, helping ease the public’s anxiety through lockdown and beyond. This led to Siouxsie being named the supreme winner of the Stuff-Westpac Women of Influence Awards 2020 and most recently Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2021.

Siouxsie Wiles appears by arrangement with Johnson & Laird Management.

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Registrations close 11:00am the day of the webinar.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the webinar starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the webinar.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the webinar.

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