School of Population Health

Providing the evidence to guide adult immunisation strategies: a novel approach using a large prospective cohort study and record linkage

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Australia's population is ageing and strategies to improve health in older adults are necessary to prevent an increasing burden on our health system. Adult vaccination is a relatively under-researched area with great potential to prevent disease in the population. This project focuses on four common vaccine preventable disease in adults, herpes zoster (shingles), influenza, invasive pneumococcal disease and pertussis. It will identify what their impact is on the health system and what groups of adults would benefit most from vaccination

Project Members
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Associate Professor
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Director, Master of Public Health
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Scientia Professor John Kaldor
Professor and Program Head
Project Supporters

National Health & Medical Research Council/Project Grant

Project Collaborators: External

Peter McIntyre
National Centre in Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Emily Banks
Australian National University

David Muscatello
NSW Ministry of Health