Influenza prevention and control: We can do better

MARCH 2018

Provider: NCIRS

Date: Monday 12 March 2018, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Time: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Venue: Kids Research Institute Seminar Room, 178 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW


This first NCIRS seminar for 2018 will focus on influenza vaccines.

Australia has just experienced the worst-recorded influenza epidemic in recent memory.

In 1943, a clinical trial of the University of Michigan showed that the inactivated influenza vaccine was approximately 70% effective and protection was correlated with HAI antibodies. Since then, vaccine effectiveness has varied from year to year.

As we approach the 2018 flu season, Professor Arnold Monto will discuss how current, more sober, observations of vaccine effectiveness have helped us in understanding the ways our current vaccines might be improved. Professor Robert Booy will present on risk factors, key outcomes and local control efforts.