With vaccination continually making headlines around Australia, research on immunisations remains vital.
The Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group (VIRGo) at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is an international centre for expertise in vaccine and immunisation research and has been a leading voice on the issue for over 20 years.
With the largest and longest standing child and adolescent vaccine clinical trials program in Australia, VIRGo provides evidence to shape Government policy regarding best use of vaccines in national schedules.
Key to VIRGo’s work is research centred on vaccine hesitancy and studying the factors that determine why parents refuse safe vaccines despite the widespread availability of services and information.
In the video below, some of the key members of the VIRGo team discuss their work, which includes an innovative study bringing immunisations into the homes of families across Melbourne.