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People may unknowingly bring measles back from other countries, including Europe
Measles
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Australia was declared free of measles in 2014. Yet this summer we’ve seen nine cases of measles in New South Wales, and others in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. High vacci...
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Vaccines
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared that Australia has eliminated rubella. Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral disease. The symptoms in children are gener...
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Vaccine safety
AusVaxSafety have reported on and confirmed the safety of seasonal influenza vaccines since 2014. This active, participant-based surveillance system is a valuable tool for post-marketing monitoring of vaccine safety for the early detection of potential issues, especially for annually changing influenza vaccines. AusVaxSafety provides important, locally-derived data which ensure confidence in the...
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Vaccine Safety
Data from AusVaxSafety has confirmed the safety of new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil9®, in Australian adolescents.  The vaccine was added to the National Immunisation Program earlier this year for adolescent males and females, and is mainly delivered through free, school-based immunisation programs, with some doses also given by GPs. The new vaccine protects against 9 diffe...
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Vaccines
Results of a clinical trial designed to show whether giving pertussis vaccine at birth could protect against life-threatening whooping cough in the first 3 months of life have been published in JAMA Paediatrics.  The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and led by the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS), based at Kids Rese...
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Vaccines
This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. An adult from the north coast of New South Wales is the latest Australian to be diagnosed with the deadly infectious disease, diphtheria. The patient, who was diagnosed on Monday, is being treated with ant...
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Vaccines
New data released by AusVaxSafety show the 2018 Australian influenza vaccines are safe, with over 140,000 adults and children who have been vaccinated and participated in surveillance this year experiencing no unexpected or unusual reactions. With flu season upon us, AusVaxSafety confirms that the vaccines available this year are safe for use in individuals of all ages. Led by the National Cen...
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  • 07 March 2018
The National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) has undertaken an extensive evaluation of the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) vaccines in use globally, confirming their excellent safety profile and will continue to monitor the vaccine. Four out of five people will be infected with HPV in their lifetime; this infection can lead to cancer and other diseases. HPV vaccine...
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  • 25 May 2017
  AusVaxSafety introduces active safety surveillance of vaccines across the country to provide real-time monitoring, and boost confidence in immunisation   May 19, 2017: New data released by the AusVaxSafety program have shown the 2017 Influenza vaccines to be safe, with no significant, unexpected or unusual reactions experienced by the close to 40,000 adults and children who h...
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  • 22 December 2016
Kids Research institute researchers were reconised for their innovative work. Many researchers received awards, grants or academic  promotions during the year.  AWARDS Kristine Macartney,  Deputy Director of National Centre for Research and Survelliance, was  honoured  with a Sax Institute Research Action Award recently. The award was for Kristine’s research...
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