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