1-2pm, Friday 31 March, Monash Infectious Diseases Seminar, Pathology Conference Room, Level 3, Monash Medical Centre
Synopsis: Antenatal vaccination is the most effective strategy to decrease pertussis infections in the most vulnerable population, infants less than 3 months of age. My PhD examines various aspects of implementing antenatal vaccination programs- from attitudes and knowledge of consumers and antenatal care providers, to service delivery models, to feasibility of real time adverse event surveillance. This presentation will predominantly cover a sub-study, the uptake of vaccination by the mother and other significant contacts of newborns.
Supervisor name: A/Prof Michelle Giles, Prof Euan Wallace, A/Prof Jim Buttery