Lecturer, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
Lauren is a Lecturer in communicable disease and epidemiology at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. She has a long-standing interest in communicable disease, working primarily in healthcare-associated infections and immunisation. She has a particular research interest in vaccine-preventable diseases, and safety and quality in healthcare.
Over recent months, reports of a horror flu season causing serious illness and death have dominated the headlines. The high number of cases has led some people to question the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, and...