Menzies seminar series 


Dr Amanda Leach and Kim Hare present ‘Pneumococcal epidemiology in the conjugate vaccine era: Can non-vaccine serotype replacement in carriage predict disease serotypes?’ on 15 September from 12-1pm.

The seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7PCV) has been highly effective in reducing rates of invasive disease and otitis media and in reducing carriage of the seven serotypes in the vaccine.

In the Northern Territory, 7PCV was introduced (with catch-up) for Indigenous and high-risk infants (including non-Indigenous children in central Australia) in 2001 and was free for all Australian infants from January 2005.

Dr Leach’s team aimed to assess serotypes in urban and remote settings in the years following 7PCV introduction. She will discuss her finding in this seminar.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.