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|Impact of funding on influenza vaccine uptake in Australian children||237.75 KB|
This research study used Australian Flutracking data to determine how successful government programs to fund influenza vaccination for children aged 6 months to five years were in improving self-reported seasonal influenza uptake.
It found that government-funded vaccines can lead to an almost five-fold increase in self-reported vaccine uptake of the targeted age group, as well as previously unreported flow-on effects to older children. This suggests that funded vaccines or young children may encourage caregivers to also vaccinate themselves and their older children.