Professor Fiona Russell

Senior Principal Research Fellow, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne; Group Leader, Asia-Pacific Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

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Just one dose of HPV vaccine benefits women worldwide

A single dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) provides years of protection from cancer and simpler vaccination programs

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Is there a preferred COVID-19 vaccine for Pacific Island countries?

Up until now, most of our Pacific Island neighbours have done well controlling COVID-19. But as cases surge in some countries, is one vaccine better for these remote communities?

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Learning as we go during vaccine rollout

As Australia begins its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there’s still a lot we don’t know. But the real-world data from other rollouts have clues that can help us modify as we go

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Should schools close during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As the pandemic rages in countries around the world, many wonder whether schools should stay open or close down. Victoria’s COVID-19 experience may prove helpful in that decision making

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Immunising kids against pneumonia

Across the Asia-Pacific, too many children are still dying from pneumonia, but a new study in Laos is proving that vaccinating the most vulnerable can protect entire communities

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The vaccine saving the lives of Pacific children

Each year, about 650,000 children under the age of five die from pneumonia. But effective vaccination, in some of the world’s poorer countries, is saving lives

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