vaccination

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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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Early indications suggest we could be facing a severe flu season, which means people in at-risk groups should get vaccinated as soon as possible, writes Raina MacIntyre. 

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For middle-aged people with narrowed arteries, new research finds the flu vaccine may almost halve the risk of a heart attack. 

HepBvirus

Results of a vaccination program in newborns in the Northern Territory suggest chronic hepatitis B infection could be on the way out in Australia, a Kirby Institute study has found.

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UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.

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