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  • Robert Weir, NZHTA
  • Lance Jennings, Canterbury Health Laboratories
  • Sheryl Young, Canterbury Health Laboratories
  • Kirsten Beynon, Canterbury Health Laboratories
  • Cheryl Brunton, Public Health & General Practice
  • David Murdoch, Canterbury Health Laboratories


This study began in 2005 and was due for completion in 2007. Serum samples and questionnaire data was collected from children aged 6-15 years, and adults aged 16-70 years. It was intended to estimate the prevalence of immunity to more than twelve vaccine-preventable diseases in the study. This information will be used to determine public health interventions aimed at preventing and controlling outbreaks and sporadic cases of these conditions.

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