Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007

Acknowledgements

Page last updated: 24 December 2010

The National Centre for Immunisation and Research of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS) wishes to acknowledge the following organisations and individuals for their assistance and contribution to this report:

Provision of data

The Communicable Disease and Surveillance Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, for data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

The Hospitals Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, for data from the National Hospital Morbidity Database

The Population Health Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, for data from the AIHW Mortality Database

Dr Ann Koehler and Ms Kellie Byron-Gray, Communicable Diseases Control Branch, Department of Health, South Australia, for provision of the South Australian varicella-zoster notifications data

Dr Peter Markey, Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory, for provision of the Northern Territory rotavirus notification data

External reviewers of disease chapters

Dr Frank Beard, Professor Margaret Burgess, Professor Gregory Dore, Professor David Durrheim, Professor Mark Ferson, Professor Lyn Gilbert, Dr Rod Givney, Dr Carl Kirkwood, Dr Steven Lambert, Associate Professor Deborah Lehmann, Dr Brad McCall, Dr Jodie McVernon, Dr Tony Merritt, Dr Michaela Riddell, Dr Bruce Thorley, Dr Siranda Torvaldsen

External reviewers of Methods section

Mr Conan Liu, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Surveillance Section, Communicable Disease and Surveillance Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Ms Megan Cumerlato, National Centre for Classification in Health, University of Sydney, regarding issues on clinical classification and disease coding relevant to hospitalisation and mortality data

External reviewers of Executive summary, Introduction and Discussion sections

Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

External reviewer of Appendix 6.5 on government funded National Immunisation Program

Ms Rosete De Jesus, Immunisation Programs Section, Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Manuscript editing and librarianship support

Ms Donna Armstrong, Ms Catherine King, Mr Edward Jacyna

NCIRS is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the NSW Department of Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the University of Sydney.

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