Research and surveillance activities include surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, vaccination coverage and adverse events, program evaluations and social research. NCIRS also provides technical support for the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation, including production of The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
The Centre also conducts an extensive program of clinical trials funded by diverse sources.
The first NCIRS seminar of 2017 will be looking at the internationally controversial area of pneumococcal vaccines for elderly adults. Hear about the issues from vaccinologist Prof. Robert Booy and epidemiologist Dr Sanjay Jayasinghe on Wednesday 22nd February.
This one-day symposium organised by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, in partnership with the National Neisseria Network and the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, aims to distill the best evidence to inform Australia’s response to meningococcal disease in 2017.