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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute blog Featuring stories, opinons and news from our research team, patients and staff.

Freya Harewood of the Murdoch Children's Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Group explains how one cheap and available vaccine could have significant impact on reducing the burden of illness, and potentially even allergies in children. The vaccine in question is likely known to many Australian parents - the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine – if it is unfamiliar to you understanding the potential added benefits to this vaccine could be paramount to your child’s health. Freya shares the focus of her research:
Doctor Margie Danchin shares three reasons vaccination is important in childhood and encourages parents to "Close the immunization Gap" this World Immunisation Week.