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Ethical Issues In Immunisation Seminar - held on 26 March 2012

Mar 2012 - Events

The Ethical Issues in Immunisation Seminar was held on March 26th, at The Darlington Centre, University of Sydney.

This 1-day seminar addressed the major ethical issues facing immunisation programs in Australia today:

* What level of vaccine risk is acceptable and who should decide?
* Is it unethical not to have a no-fault compensation scheme for serious adverse events attributed to vaccination?
* How far can we go in getting people to be vaccinated?
* Is the current system for funding vaccines sufficient?
* How can vaccine programs incorporate public values?

Speakers included Marie Bismark, Stacy Carter, Andrea Forde, Claire Hooker, David Isaacs, Heath Kelly, Ian Kerridge, Julie Leask, Kristine Macartney, Roger Magnusson, Helen Marshall, Peter Massey, Terry Nolan, Glenn Salkeld, Cameron Stewart.

PDFs of presentations given on the day are available via the links below. Please note files are large and may take a couple of minutes to download.

No-fault compensation for vaccine related injuries - the NZ experience - by Marie Bismark
How far can government go in promoting vaccination? - by Robert Hall
No fault compensation for adverse events attributed to vaccination - by Heath Kelly
A little bit more ethics on power and persuasion in immunisation - by Ian Kerridge
What is an acceptable risk and who decides? - by Roger Magnusson
Funding population immunisation in Australia - by Terry Nolan
An economic perspective on the selection and reimbursement of vaccines in Australia - by Glenn Salkeld
Legal arguments in favour of a vaccination compensation scheme - by Cameron Stewart

Click here for a PDF version of the Ethical Issues in Immunisation Seminar program

HPV vaccination study

Jan 2012 - News

If you have a son or daughter aged 11-13, then we are interested in what you and your child have to say about HPV vaccination.

It does not matter if your child has had the HPV vaccine. We would like to ask you both questions about HPV and the HPV vaccine. Interviews of you and your child will take around one hour to complete, and we will use this information to develop a decision-making tool for young people and their parents to use together, to help them make a decision about HPV vaccination. You will be reimbursed for travel.

If you or anyone you know is interested in this study, please Click here or contact Robyn Cree at