Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new UNSW research.
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.
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.
Australia’s unique policy of linking financial benefits to vaccination poses a real risk of backlash, write Raina MacIntyre and Daniel Salmon.
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.
For middle-aged people with narrowed arteries, new research finds the flu vaccine may almost halve the risk of a heart attack.
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.
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.