Understanding socio-demographic cohorts in the COVID-19 Vaccines Strategy

Family vaccination

As the national COVID-19 vaccination policy and immunisation program are rolled out, it is important to understand which population groups have low uptake of the vaccine and target communications accordingly. 
This project uses data from the Australian Immunisation Register linked to other data sources via the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP), including Census 2016, to enable near real-time analysis of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including how uptake differs for different sociodemographic groups.
This collaborative project forms part of the evidence base for the Australian COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and is designed to inform priorities and decision-making to support COVID-19 recovery initiatives, with a specific focus on vulnerable members of the Australian community.

Discussion Papers
Checklist Socioeconomic determinants of vaccine uptake – July 2021 to January 2022

This work was funded and supported by the Health Economics and Research Division in the Australian Department of Health.

Project Team

Professor Nicholas Biddle

Professor Rosemary Korda

Dr Jenny Welsh

Associate Professor Ben Edwards

Professor Peter Butterworth