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In a study of South Australian households, researchers at the University of Adelaide have found parents are more likely to refuse COVID-19 vaccination for their child than the proportion of adults refusing vaccination for themselves.
In the study published in Vaccines, 3003 households were surveyed between May and July 2021 about their willingness to immunise themselves and their children against COVID-19, along with whether they would support mandatory vaccination strategies.
Lead researcher and author, Professor in Vaccinology at the University of Adelaide Professor Helen Marshall, said: “While COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been extended to children aged between 12 and 15 years in many countries, including Australia, parental support hasn’t been well captured, and very few have looked at community acceptance of mandatory policies.
This lecture series features international research and policy leaders tackling grand challenges in early life health.
Future diagnoses of endometriosis may be quicker and avoid the need for invasive exploratory surgery after a University of Adelaide study received funding from the Federal Government.
Three University of Adelaide researchers have been honoured in this year’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards for their work in reproductive health, cardiology, and medical ethics.
Fertility Week (12 to 18 October) focuses on the impact that age has on fertility in Australia and around the world.
An international research team including the University of Adelaide has found further evidence that rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, findings which could lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for this devastating movement disorder.
University of Adelaide researchers are playing a leading role in the human trials of Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine.
Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM from Telethon Kids Institute presented the 2020 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: The New Closing the Gap Agreement – Implications for research.
The use of cannabis during pregnancy leads to poorer health outcomes for babies, according to research from The University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute.