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National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
This report shows analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and associated response measures on routine childhood immunisation using Australian Immunisation Register data. There was no evidence of...
Sonja Elia, Kirsten Perrett, Fiona Newall
Attaining high immunisation coverage rates for children with medical conditions is vital. The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Immunisation Service has the opportunity to check each inpatient's...
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
A guide to assist immunization providers with decisions regarding measles vaccination catch-up for the Australian community.
Hammad Ali, Holly Seale, Kirsten Ward, Nicholas Zwar
An example from Australia of a resource used post-vaccination to provide information on how to care for common reactions to vaccinations
Jane E.Frawley et al.
Background: Vaccination rates have remained steady for a number of years in Australia, however geographical areas of lower vaccine coverage remains a day-to-day challenge. The study explores parental...
Dorothy A. Machalek, Suzanne M. Garland, Julia M. L. Brotherton, Deborah Bateson, Kathleen McNamee, Mary Stewart, S. Rachel Skinner, Bette Liu, Alyssa M. Cornall, John M. Kaldor, Sepehr N. Tabrizi
Introduction: A quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination program targeting females aged 12–13 commenced in Australia in 2007, with catch-up vaccination of 14–26 year olds through 2009. We...
Pieter T. de Boer et al.
Background: To inform national healthcare authorities whether quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) provide better value for money than trivalent influenza vaccines (TIVs), we assessed the...
Home-based record (HBR) for Australia-New South Wales circa 2017
Helena Rosado et al.
The role of pharmacists in immunisation and vaccination varies across the world; in some countries pharmacists are primarily involved in ensuring the safe supply and ...
Jayasinghe S et al.
BACKGROUND: Australia introduced universal 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) from 2005, replaced by 13-valent PCV (PCV13) in 2011, uniquely among high-income countries giving doses at 2,...
Mark Schiffman & Mona Saraiya
In the Lancet Infectious Diseases, Eric Chow and colleagues1 present evidence of remarkable population effectiveness against human papillomavirus (HPV), with virtual eradication of targeted types,...
Helen S Marshall et al.
Background Bivalent rLP2086 is a recombinant factor H binding protein-based vaccine approved in the USA for prevention of meningococcal serogroup B disease in 10–25-year-olds. We aimed to assess...
Paul V. Effler, Alan Leeb, Stephanie A. Williams, Darren W. Westphal
INTRODUCTION On-going post-licensure surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) is critical to detecting and responding to potentially serious adverse events in a timely manner....
Craig Thompson et al.
In November 2005, hepatitis A vaccine was funded under the Australian National Immunisation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) children aged 12–24 months in the targeted...
M. Tashani et al.
Sequential or co-administration of vaccines has potential to alter the immune response to any of the antigens. Existing literature suggests that prior immunisation of tetanus/diphtheria-containing...
Helen E Quinn and Peter B McIntyre
To compare the impact of three strategies for delivering a booster dose of adult-formulated tetanus–diphtheria–pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to adolescents in Australia. These comprise: (i)...
G. L. Lawrence
Australia implemented conjugate meningococcal C immunization in 2003 with a single scheduled dose at age 12 months and catch-up for individuals aged 2–19 years. Several countries have recently...
Paul V Effler, Gregory Leeb, Candice Leeb, Alan Leeb, Ian J Peters, Annette K Regan
To assess the performance of SmartVax, a prototypic active monitoring system for adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) using short message service (SMS) text messages and clinical data...
David N. Durrheim et al.
Tremendous progress has been made globally to reduce the contribution of measles to the burden of childhood deaths and measles cases have dramatically decreased with increased two dose...
Suzanne M Garland, Stefanie Hartley, John D Wark, Gina Ogilvie, Alexandra Gorelik, Cheryl Rangiah, Yasmin Jayasinghe
BACKGROUND: Revised Australian guidelines have been announced under the Renew(®) program to commence screening at 25 years of age with HPV testing in 5-yearly intervals, in 2017. We conducted a...
Adriana Parrella, Michael Gold, Helen Marshall, Annette Braunack-Mayer, Peter Baghurst
Parents commonly perceive and report that their child has experienced an AEFI. In this group of parents the subsequent expectation of an AEFI and vaccine safety concerns may be heightened. Further...
Philip S. Watsona & David P.J. Turnerb
Although rare, invasive meningococcal disease remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity in children and young adults. Vaccines have been successfully introduced to help protect against...
Elizabeth Helen Hayles et al.
A cocooning strategy for pertussis vaccination can be highly effective when partially implemented within maternity hospitals, with information accompanied by a funded vaccine. Mothers were highly...
Mona Saraiyaemail & Susan Hariri
In The Lancet , Julia Brotherton and colleagues report a decrease in precancerous cervical lesions in girls younger than 18 years after population-wide human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in...
Diamond MR & O\'Brien-Malone A
Multidose vials (MDVs) for injectable therapeutic agents, including vaccines, pose a risk of infection to injected patients as a result of contamination of the vials. The Australian Government...
Sophie M Andrews & Andrew J Pollard
Neisseria meningitidis is an important cause of invasive bacterial infection in children worldwide. Although serogroup C meningococcal disease has all but disappeared in the past decade as a direct...
Sepehr N Tabrizi et al.
Six years after the initiation of the Australian HPV vaccination programme, the researchers have detected a substantial fall in vaccine-targeted HPV genotypes in vaccinated women; a lower prevalence...
David RL & Kirk MD
To determine the effect of rotavirus vaccination on rotavirus hospitalisations in children under 5 years of age at The Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory. Methods: Rotavirus...
Karen Canfell et al.
Highlights •HPV vaccination in Australia commenced in 2007, and included vaccination of 12–13 year old girls at school and a catch-up for females aged 12–26 years. The catch-up was delivered...
Katie Attwella & Melanie Freemana
This paper presents results of a study determining the efficacy of a values based approach to changing vaccination attitudes. It reports an evaluation survey of the “I Immunise” campaign,...
Kristine Macartney, Nicholas Wood, Nigel Crawford, Christopher Blyth, Tom Snelling, Darren Westphal, Annette Regan, Alan Leeb, Patrick Cashman, Alexis Pillsbury
Increased febrile reactions in Australian children from one influenza vaccine brand in 2010 diminished confidence in influenza immunisation, highlighting the need for improved vaccine safety...
Vickie Knight, Ruthy McIver, Rebecca J Guy, Handan C Wand, Anna M McNulty, Amalie Dyda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of text message reminders (short messaging service (SMS)) on hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination completion among high risk sexual health center...
Eric P F Chow et al.
The national quadrivalent human papillomavirus (4vHPV) vaccination programme was launched in Australia in April, 2007. In this study, the researchers aimed to explore the prevalence of...
Julie Leask et al.
The mass media has enormous potential to influence health-related behaviours and perceptions. Much research has focused on how the media frames health issues. This study sought to explore how...
P.V. Effler, P.C. Richmond, D.B. Mak, L. Tracey, C.C. Blyth, A.K. Regan
OBJECTIVES: In 2013, the Follow-up and Active Surveillance of Trivalent Influenza Vaccine in Mums (FASTMum) program began using short message service (SMS) to collect adverse event information in...
Andrew Dixon, Colleen Gately, Peter Lewis, Alice Laurence
OBJECTIVE: To estimate influenza and pneumococcal immunisation rates by self-report and validate this with immunisation providers. METHOD: A random population telephone survey. This was followed by...
Roxanne E Strachan et al.
Although the PCV7 has substantially reduced the rates of invasive pneumococcal disease, reports from around the world suggest that the incidence of empyema in children has increased following the...
Simon Barton et al
The optimism generated by scientific breakthroughs often turns to disappointment when applied to the real world of clinical care. It is therefore worth celebrating the extraordinary success of...
Michelle Butler, Elissa Elvidge, Jody Stephenson, Craig Dalton, Sarah Moberley, Patrick Cashman, David N. Durrheim
Vaxtracker is a web based survey for active post marketing surveillance of Adverse Events Following Immunisation. It is designed to efficiently monitor vaccine safety of new vaccines by early signal...
Regan- Annette K, Blyth- Christopher C, Mak- Donna B, Richmond- Peter C & Effler- Paul V
BACKGROUND: Trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) has been recommended for pregnant women in Australia for more than a decade and funded since 2009- yet vaccination coverage remains low. Misperceptions...
Milinovich- Gabriel J, Avril- Simon M R, Clements- Archie C A, Brownstein- John S, Tong- Shilu & Hu- Wenbiao
BackgroundInternet-based surveillance systems provide a novel approach to monitoring infectious diseases. Surveillance systems built on internet data are economically- logistically and...
Morrato- Elaine H, Elias- Melinda & Gericke- Christian A
BACKGROUND: The desire for evidence-based health policy and practice is well established. Routine population-based health information systems play a fundamental role to inform policy decisions and to...
Gold- Michael, Dugdale- Sarah, Woodman- Richard J & McCaul- Kieran A
We linked the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) to South Australian (SA) hospital outcome data in order to evaluate the association between Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and...
Hull- Brynley P, Deeks- Shelley L & McIntyre- Peter B
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) was established in 1996 as an opt-out register built on the platform of Medicare- the universal national health insurance scheme. Introduction of...
Conaty- S J & McAnulty- J M
OBJECTIVES: To determine the true immunisation status of children identified by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) as 90 days overdue- and determine why appropriately immunised...
Hawley- Glenda, Jackson- Claire, Hepworth- Julie & Wilkinson- Shelley A
BackgroundHistorically- the paper hand-held record (PHR) has been used for sharing information between hospital clinicians- general practitioners and pregnant women in a maternity shared-care...
Stowers- Chanelle, Healey- Loretta & O'Connor- Catherine C
A trial of using Short Message Service (SMS) broadcasting at a metropolitan sexual health clinic in 2013 to promote the awareness and uptake of influenza vaccinations in HIV-positive patients...
Lawrence- Glenda L, Hull- Brynley P, MacIntyre- C Raina & McIntyre- Peter B
BACKGROUND: Incomplete immunisation among Australian children may be due to parents disagreeing with immunisation rather than medical contraindications or access issues. SETTING AND METHODS: The...
Hull- B P, McIntyre- P B, Heath- T C & Sayer- G P
BACKGROUND: Before the establishment of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)- measurement of childhood immunisation coverage in Australia involved a variety of methods at varying...
Julia M. L. Brotherton, Dorota M. Gertig, Marion Saville
Accurate estimates of HPV vaccination coverage are critical for determining the proportion of the target female population that is not protected by the vaccine- as well as for monitoring the...
Hull- Brynley P, Lawrence- Glenda L, MacIntyre- C Raina & McIntyre- Peter B
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of under-reporting to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) and the resulting underestimation of national immunisation coverage using ACIR data- and to...
Rank- Claudia & Menzies- Robert I
Low levels of reporting indigenous status to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) in the past have resulted in reduced confidence in vaccination coverage data for Aboriginal and...
Botham- Susan J, Poulos- Roslyn G, McFarland- Karen J & Ferson- Mark J
OBJECTIVES: To assess the completeness of ACIR data for south-eastern Sydney children at 12 to < 15 months of age and to develop strategies to improve rates. METHODS: We surveyed children aged 12 to...
Hull- B P, McIntyre- P B & Sayer- G P
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationships between socio-economic and demographic variables and low immunisation coverage at the national level. METHODS: The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register...
C. Raina MacIntyre, Glenda L. Lawrence, Brynley P. Hull, Peter B. McIntyre
Immunisation coverage is calculated from Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) data using the 'third dose assumption'. This assumes that if the third in a series of vaccine doses has been...
Lesley Rowlands, Genevieve Chappell, Dorota Gertig, Julia Brotherton, Marion Saville
This report describes human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage data for Australian women 18-26 years of age- as notified to the National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program Register. A...
G. Rowles, N. W. Crawford, L. K. Chin, J. P. Buttery
The National Immunisation Program Schedule in Australia is formulated and funded nationally under the population-wide Medicare system. The policy is implemented by the eight state and territory...
Irene Passaris, Carolyn Banks, Hailey Shaw, Sandra Burgess, Anthony M. Moore, Charles Guest
BACKGROUND: In September 2008 the ACT achieved the highest childhood coverage rates in Australia with rates of 93.5% (12-15-month age cohort)- 94.9% (24-27-month age cohort) and 90.58% (60-63-month...
B. P. Hull, P. B. McIntyre
Immunisation coverage reporting using data from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register is likely to underestimate immunisation uptake. Since 1997- several initiatives have been introduced to...