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Better use of vaccines for improved ear and hearing health of Indigenous children

Grant


Scheme


  • Project Grant

Abstract


  • Very few Indigenous children in remote communities have healthy ears or lungs; almost 20% have eardrum perforations. The associated hearing loss causes educational disadvantage with life long impacts on quality of life. New pneumococcal conjugate vaccines target a broader diversity of pathogens that cause eardrum perforation and lung infections, but the best schedules and combinations have not been tested. This randomised controlled trial will compare immune response, bacterial carriage and clinical outcomes of different vaccine schedules.

Date/time Interval


  • 2013 - 2016

Contributor


  • Brown, Ngiare J. - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • APP1046999

Local Award Id


  • 113083

Contributor


  • Brown, Ngiare J. - Chief Investigator

Scheme


  • Project Grant

Abstract


  • Very few Indigenous children in remote communities have healthy ears or lungs; almost 20% have eardrum perforations. The associated hearing loss causes educational disadvantage with life long impacts on quality of life. New pneumococcal conjugate vaccines target a broader diversity of pathogens that cause eardrum perforation and lung infections, but the best schedules and combinations have not been tested. This randomised controlled trial will compare immune response, bacterial carriage and clinical outcomes of different vaccine schedules.

Date/time Interval


  • 2013 - 2016

Contributor


  • Brown, Ngiare J. - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • APP1046999

Local Award Id


  • 113083

Contributor


  • Brown, Ngiare J. - Chief Investigator