School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Linkage of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) and State-based registers to evaluate and inform Australia's immunisation program

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To optimise the health and cost benefits of Australia’s immunisation program, accurate data are required about how well the program is performing. Currently, this information is derived from stand-alone databases about vaccine coverage (the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register) and several separate databases about the occurrence of vaccine preventable diseases. We aim to link these datasets, for a cohort of children in Western Australia and New South Wales, to enable more accurate and detailed studies on the relationship between vaccination uptake, timeliness of vaccination, and development of disease, particularly in specific at-risk populations who may experience a higher burden of infection.

Project Members
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
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Senior Lecturer
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Project Supporters

Public Health Research Network (PHRN)

Project Collaborators: External

Professor Peter McIntyre
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance

Professor Louisa Jorm
The Sax Institute

Dr Hannah Moore
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia

Dr Lyn Colvin
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia

Associate Professor Christopher Blyth
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia; PathWest Laboratory Medicine Western Australia

Associate Professor Peter Richmond
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children; School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia; Vaccines Trials Group, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Professor Nicholas de Klerk
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia