Do you provide care for pregnant women in Victoria?

  22 February 2021  Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

The Health Protection Branch of the Victorian Department of Health is evaluating the service delivery of interventions for vaccine preventable infections (pertussis, influenza and hepatitis B) in pregnancy in Victoria.

The aim of the evaluation is to:

  • map services provided to women for the delivery of pertussis and influenza immunisations as well as interventions to prevent mother to child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B
  • understand the different models of care used to deliver prenatal and postnatal services for pregnant women across Victoria.

The department has engaged the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity to undertake this evaluation. We ask for your cooperation in filling out this survey for health providers involved in the antenatal and postnatal care of pregnant women and their infants (for example: maternal and child health nurses, GPs) to assess individual perceptions and knowledge of the delivery of interventions for vaccine preventable infections.

 Please complete the survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes.

This is part of a larger study to inform public policy and identify areas for system improvements for the delivery of maternal influenza and pertussis vaccinations and prevention of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B.

We recognise it has been an incredibly difficult and stressful year and your time is valuable. We appreciate and thank you for your participation in the survey and for helping to improve service delivery for pregnant women and their infants in our state.

If you have any further questions, please contact Nafisa Yussf on 0402 369 183 or nafisa.yussf@mh.org.au

Kind regards,

The MViPP Evaluation Project Team
WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street | Melbourne | Victoria | 3000 | doherty.edu.au