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COSSI annual report 2022
This report highlights the outputs of and engagements of COSSI members in 2022. It includes commentary on a future Australian Centre for Disease Control, consultation opportunities with policy stakeholders and COSSI Knowledge Exchange events.
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Summary report - Increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake in children aged 5-11 years: behavioural insights from the field
This report summarises the reflections from an online forum convened by COSSI and NCIRS, and supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, on 3 March 2022. The forum, titled ‘Increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children aged 5-11 years: behavioural insights from the field’ aimed to identify the drivers of COVID-19 vaccination in children aged 5-11 years and discuss strategies for increasing coverage.
COSSI annual report 2021
This report highlights the outputs of and engagements by COSSI members during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in areas of clinical and public health risk communication; understanding the role and impact of mandatory vaccination; and strategies to diagnose barriers to under-vaccination to inform vaccine uptake across the lifespan.
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Working paper: A COVID-19 vaccination strategy to support uptake amongst Australians
Achieving high uptake of a safe and effective vaccine to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is a public health priority. To support the COVID-19 vaccination goals and aims outlined by the Australian Government and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI) has developed a Six Point Strategy aiming to support the design and implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine program in Australia.
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Kerrie Wiley, Jane Frawley, Catherine King, Nicole Batten, Katie Attwell, Maryke Steffens and Julie Leask on behalf of the Collaboration on Social Science in Immunisation. Social science must be key component of future Australian Centres for Disease Control. InTouch Public Health [blog]. Public Health Association of Australia. 24 August 2022.
Jessica Kaufman, Katie Attwell, the Collaboration on Social Science, Immunisation (COSSI) Working Group. Maintaining routine vaccination during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Medical Journal of Australia 2021;214:93-93.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50919
Julie Leask, Holly Seale, Jane H Williams, Jessica Kaufman, Kerrie Wiley, Abela Mahimbo, Katrina K Clark, Margie H Danchin and Katie Attwell. Policy considerations for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination from the Collaboration on Social Science in Immunisation. Medical Journal of Australia. 13 September 2021. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51269
Julie Leask, Samantha J Carlson, Katie Attwell, Katrina K Clark, Jessica Kaufman, Catherine Hughes, Jane Frawley, Patrick Cashman, Holly Seal, Kerrie Wiley, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Maryke Steffens and Margie H Danchin. Communicating with patients and the public about COVID‐19 vaccine safety: recommendations from the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation. Medical Journal of Australia 2021;215:9-12.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51136