Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for healthy mums and their bubs to take part in an important new study aiming to give young babies vital protection against influenza.

Influenza is the most common vaccine-preventable disease and babies under six months of age are at the highest risk of life-threatening complications. Annual flu vaccinations are currently recommended for babies aged six months and over, leaving young babies unprotected when they are most vulnerable.

The FluBub Study will investigate if the influenza vaccine can be given to babies at two months of age instead, providing much-needed protection earlier in life.

If you or someone you know is aged between 25 – 35 and has a new baby less than eight weeks’ old, we would love to hear from you. More information about the FluBub Study can be found at

Please contact the study staff at the Vaccine Trials Group – part of the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases based at Telethon Kids Institute to register your interest.

Phone: 0400 450 240


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After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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