Infectious diseases are still the most common cause of death in children and the most common reason that children under two years of age are admitted to hospital.


World-wide, 10 million children under the age of five die from infection each year.


Our research teams are evaluating new vaccines for a range of diseases such as influenza and meningitis and common infections such as otitis media (glue ear).


The Vaccine Trials Group is a collaboration between:

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Our mission: To improve the health of the community through immunisation and the prevention of infectious diseases

Vaccine Trials Group

Our aims:

  • Promote vaccine use in our community
  • Study the safety and effectiveness of immunisation
  • Conduct high quality clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research
  • Prevent infection and improve the treatment of infection
  • Provide training in clinical research and vaccinology