The impacts, influences and interventions for influenza vaccination in children with medical comorbidities

Dan Norman

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Influenza is a major cause of global paediatric morbidity and mortality. Children with medical comorbidities are at greater risk for severe outcomes following influenza infection. Vaccination is the most effective prevention method against influenza disease. Since 2010, annual influenza vaccinations have been funded in Australia for children with comorbidities. However, influenza vaccine uptake in these children has remained suboptimal. My PhD identified the impacts of influenza disease in Australian children with comorbidities as well as the influencing factors and interventions targeting influenza vaccination. This thesis informs the future actions needed to increase influenza vaccine uptake in Australian children with comorbidities.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Blyth, Christopher, Supervisor
  • Danchin, Margie, Supervisor, External person
  • Moore, Hannah, Supervisor
  • Seale, Holly, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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