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Chidgzey PJ, Davis S, Williams P, Reeve C (2015)

An outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) virus in a remote Aboriginal community post-pandemic: implications for pandemic planning and health service policy.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 39(1): 15–20

O’Grady K-A F, Dunbar M, Medlin LG, Hall KK, Toombs M, Meiklejohn J, McHugh L, Massey PD, Creighton A, Andrews RM (2015)

Uptake of influenza vaccination in pregnancy amongst Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a mixed-methods pilot study.

BMC Research Notes; 8: 169

Retrieved 29 April 2015 from

Parkes H (2015)

Uptake of influenza vaccination by pregnant women in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 22(4): 11-14

Wan Sai Cheong J, Smith H, Heney C, Robson J, Schlebusch S, Fu J, Nourse C (2015)

Trends in the epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in Queensland, Australia from 2000 to 2013: what is the impact of an increase in invasive non-typable H. influenzae (NTHi)?.

Epidemiology and Infection; FirstView Article(


Cheng AC, Dwyer DE, Holmes M, Irving LB, Brown SGA, Waterer GW, Korman TM, Hunter C, Hewagama S, Friedman ND, Wark PA, Simpson G, Upham JW, Bowler SD, Senenayake SN, Kotsimbos TC, Kelly PM (2014)

Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in sentinel Australian hospitals in 2013: the Influenza Complications Alert Network.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(2): E143-E149

McCaw JM, Glass K, Mercer GN, McVernon J (2014)

Pandemic controllability: a concept to guide a proportionate and flexible operational response to future influenza pandemics.

Journal of Public Health; 36(1): 5-12

O’Kearney E, Edwards K (2014)

A project plan to increase influenza vaccine uptake in children who are at risk of complications following influenza in the NT.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(1): 5-7

Smith-Vaughan HC, Chang AB, Sarovisch DS, Marsh RL, Grimwood K, Leach AJ, Price EP (2014)

Absence of an important vaccine and diagnostic target in carriage- and disease-related nontypeable haemophilus influenzae.

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology; 21(9): 250-252


Cheng AC, Holmes M, Irving LB, Brown SGA, Waterer GW, Korman TM, Friedman ND, Senanayake S, Dwyer DE, Brady S, Simpson G, Wood-Baker R, Upham J, Paterson D, Jenkins C, Wark P, Kelly PM, Kotsimbos T (2013)

Influenza vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with confirmed influenza in the 2010–11 seasons: a test-negative observational study.

PLOS ONE; 8(7): 1-8

Communicable Disease Network Australia (2013)

Haemophilus influenza type b invasive infection: CDNA national guidelines for public health units.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide nationally consistent guidance to public health units in responding to a notifiable disease event of Haemophilus influenza type b invasive infection. These guidelines capture the knowledge of experienced professionals, and provide guidance on best practice based upon the best available evidence at the time of completion.

Abstract adapted from Communicable Disease Network Australia


Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Review of Australia's health sector response to pandemic (H1N1) 2009: lessons identified.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Flego KL, Truman G, Sheppeard V, Gilmour RE (2011)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in western Sydney, 2002–2010.

NSW Public Health Bulletin; 22(12): 219-221

Goggin LS, Carcione D, Mak DB, Dowse GK, Giele CM, Smith DW, Effler PV (2011)

Chronic disease and hospitalisation for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Western Australians.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 172-176

Massey PD, Kerry T, Osbourn M, Taylor K, Durrheim DN (2011)

Invasive pneumococcal disease in New South Wales, Australia: reporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status improves epidemiology: surveillance report.

Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal; 2(3): 1-4

Massey PD, Miller A, Saggers S, Durrheim DN, Speare R, Taylor K, Pearce G, Odo T, Broome J, Judd J, Kelly J, Blackley M, Clough A (2011)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the development of pandemic influenza containment strategies: community voices and community control.

Health Policy; 103(2-3): 184–190


Appuhamy RD, Beard FH, Phung HN, Selvey CE, Birrell FA, Culleton TH (2010)

The changing phases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Queensland: an overview of public health actions and epidemiology.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(2): 94-97

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

2010 pandemic vaccination survey: summary results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Flint SM, Davis JS, Su J-Y, Oliver-Landry EP, Rogers BA, Goldstein A, Thomas JH, Parameswaran U, Bigham C, Freeman K, Goldrick P, Tong SYC (2010)

Disproportionate impact of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza on Indigenous people in the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 617-622

Halder N, Kelso JK, Milne GJ (2010)

Analysis of the effectiveness of interventions used during the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic.

BMC Public Health; (10): 168

Retrieved from

Herceg A, Sharp PG, Arthur CG, Tongs JA (2010)

Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in an urban Aboriginal medical service.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 623

Miller A, Durrheim DN (2010)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities forgotten in new Australian National Action Plan for Human Influenza Pandemic: “Ask us, listen to us, share with us” (editorial).

Medical Journal of Australia; 193(6): 316-317

Stokes B (2010)

Ministerial review into the public health response into the adverse events to the seasonal influenza vaccine - final report to the Minister for Health.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Last updated: 14 January 2016
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