WellKiwis Infant & Household (SHIVERS-III & IV) study
The WellKiwis Influenza study will help us better understand the flu, develop better vaccines, improve respiratory health and prevent future pandemics.
The WellKiwis studies:
- The Infant study is about influenza (flu) immunity in children. It will look at how a child's first exposure to the flu virus - or flu vaccine - influences their ongoing immune responses to subsequent exposures over time. The purpose of the WellKiwis study is to provide information to make more effective and longer-lasting flu vaccines for our populations in the future.
- The WellKiwis Household study will follow families for up to seven years. The aim is to see how a person's prior exposure to the flu virus (or vaccine) influences their on-going immune responses to exposures to the flu over time. It will also help us to understand how the flu virus spreads from an infected person to others in a household setting. We hope our findings will lead to more effective and longer lasting flu vaccines for everyone, prevent future pandemics and save lives.
Visit - WellKiwis website(external link) to find out more.
Follow this link(external link) to view the SHIVERS WellKiwis reports.