Calling all mums and mums-to-be:

The Curtin University School of Public Health is currently seeking pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant in the next 6 months who live in Australia and are at least 18 years old to participate in a research study.

Influenza (also known as ‘the flu’) is a potentially serious disease for pregnant women and young babies. However, every year in Australia, fewer than 50% of pregnant women receive a flu vaccine, leaving many mothers and their babies unprotected. We think sending reminders to mothers may help. The purpose of this study is to identify what information mothers want to receive in a reminder and how they would like to receive this information.

Participation in the study involves completing a 20-minute online survey. Responses are anonymous and will be used to develop vaccine reminder systems for mothers in Australia.

You can help with this survey in two ways:
  • If you know of someone who is pregnant and may be interested in participating, please feel free to forward this information to them.
Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HREC number 18/15695). For more information about the study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr Annette Regan at Curtin University (annette.regan@curtin.edu.au).


Thank you,

Dr Annette Regan
Principal Investigator
School of Public Health
Curtin University