Due to the increase risk of severe infection during pregnancy and the potential health benefits of influenza vaccination during pregnancy, pregnant women are the highest priority group for seasonal influenza vaccination. This thesis aimed to evaluate several aspects related to seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy, including uptake, safety, and effectiveness. Using a variety of epidemiological methods, data generated from this study demonstrate that seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy is safe, effective and uptake has significantly improved In Western Australia .Results will be used to better promote influenza vaccination to pregnant women and to inform state, national, and International vaccine policy.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||13 Jul 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|