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Media Release: South Australia leads nation with Australian-first Meningococcal B Study

Sixty thousand eligible teenagers and young adults from across South Australia who are enrolled in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2017 will be offered free of charge vaccinations against Meningococcal B as part of a state wide study into the impact of immunising large community groups against the disease. The study – B Part of It […]

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SA Vaccinology Update – videos now available

The 2016 SA Vaccinology Update was held on Wednesday 16th December at the National Wine Centre. This event was co-hosted by the Robinson Research Institute, SAHMRI, SA Health and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network. The videos are now available for each of the three sessions – follow the links below to watch these videos […]

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The Conversation: Vaccines to expect when you’re expecting, and why

Authors: Helen Marshall, Kristine Macartney, and Annette Regan   Pregnancy can be a confusing time, raising a number of questions for women. Which prenatal vitamins do I take? Which foods do I need to avoid? Can I take something for a headache or have my morning coffee? Add to this vaccinations. While some should be avoided, that shouldn’t […]

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Media Release: Children not immunised due to socioeconomic barriers

Almost one in 10 Australian infants are at risk of severe infections because they are not up-to-date with their immunisations. According to new research at the University of Adelaide, infants from socially disadvantaged backgrounds are at greater risk of not being fully immunised. The study, conducted in conjunction with University College London, examined barriers to […]

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Most parents believe vaccines are safe for children

95% of Adelaide parents believe vaccines are safe for their children despite the spread of misinformation about vaccine safety. Adriana Parrella’s research demonstrated that while 95% were confident in vaccine safety in general, almost half expressed some concern for the prior testing of vaccines, and one in four was not aware that Australia has a […]

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