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Action is urgently needed to address declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia, which causes more than 2,000 deaths each year in people aged over 65.

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The most effective way to improve flu vaccination rates among health workers in high-risk clinical areas and aged care facilities is to make it mandatory.

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If you are an adult in Australia, the kinds of vaccines you need to get will depend on several factors, write C Raina MacIntyre and Rob Menzies.

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The results of the largest study to examine hepatitis B notification rates for women in NSW suggest a newborn vaccination program introduced in 1987 has been a success.

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The new UNSW Vaccine and Infection Research Lab will identify and address barriers to immunisation in adults, particularly the elderly and members of at-risk communities.

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There are better ways to boost vaccination rates than excluding kids from child care, writes Raina MacIntyre.

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Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new UNSW research.

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If you want to reduce your odds of getting the flu this year get vaccinated as early as possible, write Raina MacIntyre and Aye Moa.

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Public health experts are gathering at UNSW today to discuss why one year after endemic measles was officially eliminated Australia continues to be plagued by sporadic outbreaks of the virus.

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Australia’s unique policy of linking financial benefits to vaccination poses a real risk of backlash, write Raina MacIntyre and Daniel Salmon.

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