vaccination

Flu vaccine

A new study by public health researchers has explored why flu vaccine uptake is so low in NSW’s Aboriginal adults.

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Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonising and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine, according to UNSW researchers.

The majority of Australian parents are susceptible to vaccine messages from political and medical leaders, according to a new study by researchers at UNSW Sydney.

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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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