National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)

NCIRS aims to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia and to support initiatives in the surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases, including disease surveillance, vaccine coverage and immunisation adverse events.

The Centre also conducts an extensive program of clinical trials and epidemiologic research funded by diverse sources. NCIRS brings together a group of experts and postgraduate students in public health, paediatrics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology and laboratory and behavioural sciences.

The information on this website is primarily intended for use by immunisation providers and academics in the field of vaccine preventable diseases and immunisation. It may also be of interest to other members of the community seeking information in this area.

The NCIRS website is part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Vaccine Safety Net, a selection of websites that provide information on vaccine safety and that adhere to WHO criteria for content, credibility and good information practices.