SHIVERS influenza (flu) and respiratory virus research

Led by ESR, SHIVERS (Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance) is a long series of research, aiming at improving the understanding of influenza and respiratory viruses and how to prevent their spread.

  • SHIVERS conducted during 2012-2017 is the first in its series (i.e. SHIVERS-I) in Auckland
  • SHIVERS-II (WellKiwis Adult) is an adult cohort study in Wellington during 2018-2024
  • SHIVERS-III & IV (WellKiwis Infant & Household), are the infant cohort and household cohort in Wellington during 2019-2026
  • SHIVERS-V is a study to understand influenza in a post-COVID world. 

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