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Perth to lead flu vaccine research at Telethon Kids Institute led by expert Tobi Kollmann

Sep 14, 2018

“Ground-breaking Perth research could help produce a universal flu vaccine that gives long-term protection against multiple strains in as little as two years.

The vastly improved vaccine could be given very early in life, before babies are exposed to flu viruses, and protect them for years, if not for ever.

As the only paediatric site for the global Human Vaccines Project — which is about to revolutionise how people are immunised — Perth will become home to a team of researchers led by Canadian infectious diseases expert Tobi Kollmann next year.

The work will be based at the Telethon Kids Institute and co-funded by the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation…”