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Summary report - Increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake in children aged 5-11 years: behavioural insights from the field
This report summarises the reflections from an online forum convened by COSSI and NCIRS, and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, on 3 March 2022. The forum, titled ‘Increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children aged 5-11 years: behavioural insights from the field’ aimed to identify the drivers of COVID-19 vaccination in children aged 5-11 years and discuss strategies for increasing coverage.
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COSSI annual report 2021
This report highlights the outputs of and engagements by COSSI members during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in areas of clinical and public health risk communication; understanding the role and impact of mandatory vaccination; and strategies to diagnose barriers to under-vaccination to inform vaccine uptake across the lifespan.
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Working paper: A COVID-19 vaccination strategy to support uptake amongst Australians
Achieving high uptake of a safe and effective vaccine to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is a public health priority. To support the COVID-19 vaccination goals and aims outlined by the Australian Government and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI) has developed a Six Point Strategy aiming to support the design and implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine program in Australia.
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Jessica Kaufman, Katie Attwell, the Collaboration on Social Science, Immunisation (COSSI) Working Group. Maintaining routine vaccination during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Medical Journal of Australia 2021;214:93-93.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50919
Julie Leask, Holly Seale, Jane H Williams, Jessica Kaufman, Kerrie Wiley, Abela Mahimbo, Katrina K Clark, Margie H Danchin and Katie Attwell. Policy considerations for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination from the Collaboration on Social Science in Immunisation. Medical Journal of Australia. 13 September 2021. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51269
Julie Leask, Samantha J Carlson, Katie Attwell, Katrina K Clark, Jessica Kaufman, Catherine Hughes, Jane Frawley, Patrick Cashman, Holly Seal, Kerrie Wiley, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Maryke Steffens and Margie H Danchin. Communicating with patients and the public about COVID‐19 vaccine safety: recommendations from the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation. Medical Journal of Australia 2021;215:9-12.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51136
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