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Vaccine myopia: adult vaccination also needs attention

Andrew W Taylor-Robinson
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (9): 406. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00353

I read with interest the call by Menzies and colleagues1 for revitalised efforts to vaccinate a higher proportion of the adult Australian population against common infectious diseases. At present, the aim of the adult component of the National Immunisation Program is to protect against Streptococcus pneumoniae and the two viruses that cause influenza and herpes zoster — all prevalent pathogens in our environment.

  • Andrew W Taylor-Robinson

  • Central Queensland University, Brisbane, QLD


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