Journal article

Completeness of open access FluNet influenza surveillance data for Pan-America in 2005–2019

The proposed metric outlined in this article could navigate experts in assessing open access data quality and quantity for conducting credible statistical analyses, estimating disease trends, and developing outbreak forecasting systems.
Journal article

Impact of funding on influenza vaccine uptake in Australian children

The seasonal influenza vaccine is an important protective measure for those at risk of serious outcomes, including young children. Flutracking data demonstrates 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...
Journal article

Why is influenza vaccine uptake so low among Aboriginal adults?

This article explores the major barriers to, and facilitators of, influenza vaccination of Aboriginal adults, in order to improve coverage from the current level of 30%.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are your chances of getting the flu after a vaccination only decreased by 1 to 2 per cent?

After unprecedented demand, the Government has been forced to order an additional 800,000 flu vaccines. But a professor of public health at Bond University has called into question the effectiveness of the vaccine, claiming it reduces the chance of gettin

How to implement seasonal influenza vaccination of health workers

This manual serves as a resource and catalogue of available tools to assist country officials in deciding upon, planning, implementing and monitoring health worker influenza vaccination in order to achieve optimal vaccination coverage.

Global influenza strategy 2019-2030

The World Health Organization has developed this strategy to enhance global and national pandemic preparedness to combat the ongoing threat of zoonotic influenza, and to improve seasonal influenza prevention and control in all countries.
Briefing paper

Improving pharmacist involvement in pandemic influenza planning and response in Australia

This briefing paper makes recommendations about how pharmacists in Australia can be better utilised for pandemic influenza preparedness and response.

Influenza surveillance in New Zealand 2016

This document provides an overview of information gained from influenza surveillance in New Zealand in 2016. The New Zealand influenza surveillance system compiles information from a variety of sources on disease burden, epidemiology, viral aetiology, risk factors, clinical presentation and outcomes, and vaccine effectiveness.

Evaluating a decade of Australia's efforts to combat pandemics and emerging infectious diseases in Asia and the Pacific 2006-2015: are health systems stronger?

The threat of a new pandemic remains a key global risk. The Australian Government invested around $194 million between 2006 and 2015 through the aid program to help countries in Asia and the Pacific combat emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), such as avian influenza. Investments were...

Setting a Barricade against the East Wind: Western Polynesia and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

This dissertation is a comparative analysis of the experience of several western Polynesian states during the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic, and in particular an inquiry into how the response to the second wave of this pandemic determined the mortality for each island group. Historically, Pacific island...