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Importance and challenges of vaccination in older people

PAUL VAN BUYNDER, Michael Woodward
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COMPETING INTERESTS: Professor Van Buynder has conducted clinical research on vaccine effectiveness of adjuvanted vaccines via an unrestricted grant from Novartis. He has also received support for research, education and marketing, travel and/or advisory board activities from Seqirus, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Pfizer and Novartis. Associate Professor Woodward has received funds for sitting on advisory boards and participating in educational events for Seqirus, Sanofi, MSD and GlaxoSmithKline.


Professor Van Buynder is a Public Health Physician and Professor in the School of Medicine, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld. Associate Professor Woodward is the Director of Aged Care Research and a Senior Geriatrician at Austin Health’s Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, Vic.