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Four in five parents support the Australian Government’s controversial ‘No Jab, No Pay’ vaccination policy, but the policy may be disproportionately impacting low-income families.

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Researchers have found that in just four years the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians of all backgrounds, a result that could herald good news for cervical cancer rates.

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There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older patients.

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The success of Australia’s multi-million dollar vaccination programs is compromised, with pockets of the population remaining at risk, according to a new report. 

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Australia’s prolonged whooping cough epidemic has entered a disturbing new phase, with a study showing the emergence of a new strain capable of evading the vaccine.

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World AIDS Day holds a special significance this year, with 2010 witnessing the most dramatic breakthroughs in HIV prevention since the first days of the global pandemic, writes UNSW Professor John Kaldor.

Including quality-of-life impacts in assessments of national vaccination programs would lead to many benefits, including improved productivity and less sick leave for parents, according to an editorial co-authored by a UNSW researcher, that has appeared the Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Social factors, including economic pressures caused by climate change, could lead to an increase in HIV infection rates world-wide, a leading researcher from the UNSW has warned.

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UNSW scientists are raising concerns over the unpredictable nature of a contraceptive vaccine that aims to control populations of wild animals, such as rabbits and foxes.