Rates of food allergy have increased markedly ·:n Australia and other high income countries in recent years. This thesis investigates the idea that a type of whooping cough vaccination could be protective against the development of food allergy. Using the Australian Immunisation register and clinical records, the study identified infants born in the 1990s who had been diagnosed with food allergy and compared their immunisation records to the whole_population. The study concluded that infants who received whole cell pertussis vaccines were less likely to be diagnosed with food allergy in childhood than children who received acellular pertussis vaccines.
|Award date||20 Feb 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|