Impact of rotavirus vaccination in Western Australia

Parveen Fathima

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Acute gastroenteritis is a leading cause of global morbidity. Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis, especially in young children. Using record-linked health administrative data, this thesis describes the impact of rotavirus vaccination on the epidemiology of gastroenteritis (including rotavirus) in Western Australia.
Findings from this thesis demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in preventing gastroenteritis. It also identifies the population subgroups with increased risk of severe gastroenteritis and suboptimal rotavirus vaccination uptake. Given the beneficial effects of rotavirus vaccination, efforts should be taken to optimise rotavirus vaccine coverage in those at highest risk.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Moore, Hannah, Supervisor
  • Blyth, Christopher, Supervisor
  • Gibbs, Robyn A., Supervisor, External person
  • Effler, Paul, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date10 Jun 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020


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