The role of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS) is to foster the translation and creation of evidence needed to inform best practice in the control of vaccine preventable diseases in Australia. The scope of the work of NCIRS includes clinical, epidemiologic and social research relevant to vaccine preventable diseases. NCIRS is staffed by a group of experts and postgraduate students in public health, preventive medicine, paediatrics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, and laboratory and social sciences.
Resources provided on the NCIRS website include fact sheets on vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine safety, Australian vaccination coverage estimates, an MMR decision aid for parents, educational slide presentations and a comprehensive list of publications produced by the Centre. The website also provides a description of the research groups within NCIRS.
Information on the NCIRS website is independently developed, published and updated on a regular basis by staff from the relevant research divisions of NCIRS. NCIRS strives to provide resources based on the latest evidence available and resources are updated as new information and vaccines become available.