Ms Mohana Priya Kunasekaran – Impact of influenza in aged care facilities in Sydney, Australia

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 31 May 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: 
Free
Location: 

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Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or info@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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Abstract
Influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities are a major public health concern. In response to the severe 2017 influenza season in Australia, enhanced influenza vaccines were introduced from 2018 onwards for those over 65 years of age and more, with emphasis placed on improving vaccination rates among aged care staff. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these efforts were then further escalated to reduce the additional burden that influenza could pose to healthy systems. This presentation will describe the influenza-like illness surveillance data collected from 2018 to 2020 and present an exploration of factors such as annual vaccination rates and physical layout variables as predictors of influenza in our sample of aged care facilities.

 

Ms Mohana Priya Kunasekaran  

Ms Mohana Priya Kunasekaran
PhD Student, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute

Mohana Kunasekaran is a PhD candidate and provides research support with the Kirby's Biosecurity program led by Professor Raina MacIntyre.

 

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