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Current Trials






A study to determine feasibility and sustainability of hospital based active surveillance for childhood conditions of public health importance


Currently recruiting


Investigating whether obesity affects vaccine responses to Influenza or Pertussis vaccines received during pregnancy

Pregnant women over 18 years have not yet received an influenza vaccine during their current pregnancy and wish to receive it.

Currently recruiting

RSV Maternal RSVP

Determine whether an investigational RSV vaccine given to a pregnant woman can enable her immune system to provide protection against RSV infection to her newborn baby

19-40 years
28-36 weeks gestation

Currently recruiting

Meningococcal Impact Study

The Long-term Impact of Serogroup Invasive Meningococcal B Disease (IMD) in Australian Adolescents and Young Adults

15 to 24 years at time of IMD admission

Currently recruiting


Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the 13 Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine against Pneumonia in Children

Currently recruiting

Group B Strep

Case notes audit to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for Group B Streptococcal infection in infants

Newborn up to 90 days after birth

Currently recruiting

Men B Herd Immunity

Looks at the impact of Meningococcal B (Men B) vaccination in older adolescents and offered free Men B vaccine

Years 10, 11 and 12

Currently recruiting


Respiratory illnesses during pregnancy: prevalence, aetiology, risk factors and associations with maternal and infant outcomes

Pregnant women less than 20 weeks

Currently recruiting

Maternal Vaccination Uptake

Maternal vaccination uptake in women who deliver at the Women's and Children's Hospital: a medical case note audit

Women who delivered in August 2016

Currently recruiting

Impact of Invasive Meningococcal Disease - Audit

Retrospective study to gain a better understanding of the outcomes in survivors of meningococcal disease and the impact it has on the patient, their families and the health care system

0 - 18 years



WHO Influenza

Collection of pre and post vaccination blood samples from volunteers receiving the annual Southern Hemisphere formulation of inactivated Influenza vaccine

Staff and Volunteers of the Women's and Children's Hospital

Annually during the annual staff Influenza programme

Men ACWY 104

Immunogenicity and safety of 1 and 2 doses of Meningococcal ACWY in toddlers with co-administration of a Pneumococcal vaccine

12 - 14 months

Recruitment closed

Long-term Follow-up commenced

Men B Adolescent study (2001)

This is an international study to help develop a potential vaccine against meningococcal B disease. It will also gather information on safety, tolerability and efficacy of the vaccine

11 - 18 Years old

Recruitment closed

Long-term follow-up commenced

HibMenC study

This study is looking at combining Hib and MenC at 12 months of age compared to co-administration at 12 months of age

12mths - 5 Years Old

Recruitment closed

Long-term follow-up commenced


Assesses interventions for improving timeliness of vaccination for infants via SMS or use of a calendar

Parents of children aged <16 months

Recruitment closed


Survey of Parent Immunisation Needs and Attitudes to determine concerns about the safety, risks, efficacy and what health care providers are being accessed to seek information

Expectant mothers attending antenatal clinics

Recruitment closed

Men B Toddler

Immunogenity, safety and tolerability of a Meningococcal B Vaccine

12 - <24 months

Recruitment closed


Evaluating an intervention for improving uptake of vaccination during pregnancy, particularly in Culturally and Linguistically diverse women, where additional barriers to vaccination may exist

Pregnant women

Recruitment closed


last modified: 04 Apr 2017