Professor Robert Booy

Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

Professor Robert Booy is Head of the Clinical Research team at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) where he joined in March, 2005. He is a medical graduate of the University of Queensland (1984) and trained in Paediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane.

He has held a range of positions in the UK including Professor of Child Health with the University of London; Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital, London; Research Fellow with the University of Oxford; and was the recipient of a Wellcome training fellowship in epidemiology focusing on genetic factors important in meningococcal disease.

Professor Booys research interests extend from understanding the genetic basis of susceptibility to, and severity of, infectious diseases especially influenza and invasive disease caused by encapsulated organisms, the clinical, public-health, social and economic burden of these diseases (acutely and over the long-term) and means by which to prevent or control serious infections through vaccines, drugs and non-pharmaceutical measures.

Over the past 10 years, Professor Booy has been increasingly recognised as an expert in the influenza field, supervising many studies addressing the burden and prevention of influenza disease in children and adults in the UK, Australia and among Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. In addition he has led intervention studies with new vaccines, new vaccine delivery methods and alternate methods for preventing disease and transmission such as antivirals and personal protective equipment.

Current national competitive grants*


Adolescent Rural Cohort Study Hormones, Health, Education, Environments and Relationships
Steinbeck K, Hawke C, Hazell P, Skinner R, Ivers R, Booy R, Cumming R, Fulcher G
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($975,652 over 4 years)


Centre for Research Excellence in Critical and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Iredell J, Sorrell T, Gilbert G, Kerridge I, Booy R, Dwyer D, Sintchenko V, Bennett B, Jones C
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence ($2,499,690 over 5 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Chow, M., Yin, J., Heron, L., Morrow, A., Dierig, A., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2014), The impact of influenza-like illness in young children on their parents: a quality of life survey. Quality of Life Research. 23(5), 1651-1660. [Abstract]
  • Rashid, H., Azeem, M., Heron, L., Haworth, E., Booy, R., Memish, Z. (2014), Has Hajj-associated MERS-CoV transmission occurred? The case for effective post-Hajj surveillance for infection. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 20(4), 273-276. [Abstract]
  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Heron, L., Yin, J., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2014), Quality of life for parents of children with influenza-like illness: development and validation of Care-ILI-QoL. Quality of Life Research. 23(3), 939-951. [Abstract]
  • Dierig, A., Heron, L., Lambert, S., Yin, J., Leask, J., Chow, M., Sloots, T., Nissen, M., Ridda, I., Booy, R. (2014), Epidemiology of respiratory viral infections in children enrolled in a study of influenza vaccine effectiveness. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 8(3), 293-301. [Abstract]
  • Pobre, K., Tashani, M., Ridda, I., Rashid, H., Wong, M., Booy, R. (2014), Carrier priming or suppression: understanding carrier priming enhancement of anti-polysaccharide antibody response to conjugate vaccines. Vaccine. 32(13), 1423-1430. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R. (2014), Purple rain. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 50(2), 167. [Abstract]


  • Marshall, H., McIntyre, P., Richmond, P., Buttery, J., Royle, J., Gold, M., Wood, N., Elliott, E., Zurynski, Y., Toi, C., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Changes in Patterns of Hospitalized Children with Varicella and of Associated Varicella Genotypes After Introduction of Varicella Vaccine in Australia. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 32, 530-537. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Heron, L., Rashid, H., Li-Kim-Moy, J., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., McCaskill, M., Jones, C., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2013), Comparing the use of, and considering the need for, lumbar puncture in children with influenza or other respiratory virus infections. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(6), 932-937. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., Richmond, P., Nolan, T., McVernon, J., Marshall, H., Nissen, M., Reynolds, G., Ziegler, J., Stoney, T., Heron, L., Lambert, S., Mesaros, N., Peddiraju, K., Miller, J. (2013), Three-Year Antibody Persistence and Safety following a Single Dose of Combined Haemophilus influenzae Type b-Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup C-Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine in Hib-Primed Toddlers. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 32(2), 169-174. [Abstract]
  • Rashid, H., Barasheed, O., Booy, R. (2013), Acute febrile respiratory infection symptoms in Australian Hajjis at risk of exposure to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The Medical Journal of Australia. 199, 453. [Abstract]
  • Lambert, S., Chuk, L., Nissen, M., Nolan, T., McVernon, J., Booy, R., Heron, L., Richmond, P., Walls, T., Marshall, H., Reynolds, G., Hartel, G., Hu, W., Lai, M. (2013), Safety and tolerability of a 2009 trivalent inactivated split-virion influenza vaccine in infants, children and adolescents. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(5), 676-685. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Salkeld, G., Lambert, S., Dierig, A., Heron, L., Leask, J., Yui Kwan Chow, M., Booy, R. (2013), Estimates and determinants of economic impacts from influenza-like illnesses caused by respiratory viruses in Australian children attending childcare: a cohort study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 7(6), 1103-1112. [Abstract]
  • Zurynski, Y., McIntyre, P., Booy, R., Elliott, E. (2013), Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance: A new surveillance system for Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(7), 588-594. [Abstract]
  • Esterman, E., Lahra, M., Zurynski, Y., Booy, R., Elliott, E. (2013), Influenza infection in infants aged <6 months during the H1N1-09 pandemic: A hospital-based case series. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49, 635-640. [Abstract]
  • Chow, M., Morrow, A., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2013), Impact of children's influenza-like illnesses on parental quality of life: A qualitative study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 49(8), 664-670. [Abstract]
  • Haworth, E., Barasheed, O., Memish, Z., Rashid, H., Booy, R. (2013), Prevention of influenza at Hajj: applications for mass gatherings. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 106(6), 215-223. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Heron, L., Salkeld, G., Rashid, H., Booy, R. (2013), Oseltamivir use in adolescents and adults: clinical and economic considerations. Infectious Disorders Drug Targets. 13(1), 53-58. [Abstract]
  • Tashani, M., Rashid, H., Ridda, I., Heron, L., Memish, Z., Haworth, E., Booy, R. (2013), Oseltamivir for Control of Influenza at Mass Gatherings. Infectious Disorders Drug Targets. 13(1), 46-52. [Abstract]
  • Dixit, R., Khandaker, G., Ilgoutz, S., Rashid, H., Booy, R. (2013), Emergence of Oseltamivir Resistance: Control and Management of Influenza Before, During and after The Pandemic. Infectious Disorders Drug Targets. 13(1), 34-45. [Abstract]
  • Sweeney, F., Viner, R., Booy, R., Christie, D. (2013), Parents' experiences of support during and after their child's diagnosis of meningococcal disease. Acta Paediatrica. 102(3), e126-e130. [Abstract]
  • Edwards, K., Booy, R. (2013), Effects of exercise on vaccine-induced immune responses. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 9(4), 907-910. [Abstract]
  • Georgousakis, M., Deirig, A., Booy, R. (2013), Immunisation and Infectious Disease. In: A Clinical Handbook in Adolescent Medicine. (pp.421-438).United States: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Dodd, C., Booy, R., Elliott, E., McIntyre, P., Wood, N., Zurynski, Y., Romio, S., Black, S., Vellozzi, C., Andrews, N., Sturkenboom, M., Zuber, P., Hua, W., Bonhoeffer, J. (2013), International collaboration to assess the risk of Guillain Barré Syndrome following Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccines. Vaccine. 31, 4448-4458.
  • Adiputra, N., Ambarawati, I., Yusef, R., Hunter, C., Toribio, J., Booy, R., Birden, H. (2013), Who Report: A Community Response to Avian Influenza in Bali Indonesia. Indonesia: Udayama University.
  • Muktasam, I., Gerudug, I., Hunter, C., Toribio, J., Booy, R., Birden, H. (2013), WHO Report: A Community Response to Avian Influenze in Lombok Indonesia. Indonesia: Mataram University.
  • Trauer, J., Bandaranayake, D., Booy, R., Chen, M., Cretikos, M., Dowse, G., Dwyer, D., Greenberg, M., Huang, Q., Khandaker, G., Kok, J., Laurie, K., Lee, V., McVernon, J., Walter, S., Markey, P. (2013), Seroepidemiologic Effects of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 19(1), 92-101. [Abstract]


  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Richmond, P., Dale, R., Royle, J., Gold, M., Snelling, T., Whitehead, B., Jones, C., Heron, L., McCaskill, M., Macartney, K., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2012), Neurologic complications of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09: Surveillance in 6 pediatric hospitals. Neurology. 79(14), 1474-1481. [Abstract]
  • Viner, R., Booy, R., Johnson, H., Edmunds, W., Hudson, L., Bedford, H., Kaczmarski, E., Rajput, K., Ramsay, M., Christie, D. (2012), Outcomes of invasive meningococcal serogroup B disease in children and adolescents (MOSAIC): a case-control study. Lancet Neurology. 11(9), 774-783. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Khandaker, G., Rashid, H., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2012), Quantifying the efficacy of influenza vaccines. Lancet Infectious Diseases. , 658-659. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Rashid, H., Zurynski, Y., Richmond, P., Buttery, J., Marshall, H., Gold, M., Walls, T., Whitehead, B., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2012), Nosocomial vs community-acquired pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009: a nested case-control study. The Journal of Hospital Infection. 82(2), 94-100. [Abstract]
  • Anthony, L., Meehan, A., Amos, B., Mtove, G., Mjema, J., Malahiyo, R., Yin, J., Oftadeh, S., Gilbert, G., Shingadia, D., Reyburn, H., Deen, J., Richmond, P., Booy, R. (2012), Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae: prevalence and risk factors in HIV-positive children in Tanzania. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 16(10), e753-e757. [Abstract]
  • Hurt, A., Hardie, K., Wilson, N., Deng, Y., Osbourn, M., Leang, S., Lee, R., Iannello, P., Gehrig, N., Shaw, R., Wark, P., Caldwell, N., Givney, R., Xue, L., Maurer-Stroh, S., Dwyer, D., Wang, B., Smith, D., Levy, A., Booy, R., Dixit, R., Merritt, T., Kelso, A., Dalton, C., Durrheim, D., Barr, I. (2012), Characteristics of a widespread community cluster of H275Y oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza in Australia. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 206(2), 148-157. [Abstract]
  • Rashid, H., Khandaker, G., Booy, R. (2012), Vaccination and herd immunity: what more do we know?. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 25(3), 243-249. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Chow, M., Khandaker, G., King, C., Richmond, P., Heron, L., Booy, R. (2012), Impacts on influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection from cross-protection of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines and A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccines: systematic review and meta-analyses. Vaccine. 30(21), 3209-3222. [Abstract]
  • Elliott, E., Zurynski, Y., Walls, T., Whitehead, B., Gilmour, R., Booy, R. (2012), Novel inpatient surveillance in tertiary paediatric hospitals in New South Wales illustrates impact of first-wave pandemic influenza A H1N1 (2009) and informs future health service planning. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 48(3), 235-241. [Abstract]
  • Wang, B., Taylor, J., Ratnamohan, M., McPhie, K., Kesson, A., Dixit, R., Booy, R., Hurt, A., Saksena, N., Dwyer, D. (2012), Frequency of oseltamivir resistance in Sydney, during the Newcastle outbreak of community transmitted oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, Australia, June to August 2011. Eurosurveillance. 17(27), pii: 20210. [Abstract]
  • Rashid, H., Booy, R. (2012), Passive smoking, invasive meningococcal disease and preventive measures: a commentary. BMC Medicine. 10, 160. [Abstract]
  • Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R., Leask, J. (2012), Parents intentions and behavior regarding seasonal influenza vaccination for their children: A survey in child-care centers in Sydney, Australia. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 7(2), 89-96.
  • Rashid, H., Booy, R., Heron, L., Memish, Z., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J., Barasheed, O., Haworth, E. (2012), Unmasking masks in Makkah: preventing influenza at Hajj. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 54(1), 151-153. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., Lindley, R., Dwyer, D., Yin, J., Heron, L., Moffatt, C., Chiu, C., Rosewell, A., Dean, A., Dobbins, T., Philp, D., Gao, Z., Macintyre, C. (2012), Treating and preventing influenza in aged care facilities: a cluster randomised controlled trial. PLoS One. 7(10), e46509. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Salkeld, G., Heron, L., Booy, R. (2012), How to better inform the decision making about universal influenza vaccination in children. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 7(2), 69-73.
  • Khandaker, G., Booy, R. (2012), Why was the 2009 pandemic so mild?. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 7(2), 75-81.
  • Steinbeck, K., Hazell, P., Cumming, R., Skinner, S., Ivers, R., Booy, R., Fulcher, G., Handelsman, D., Martin, A., Morgan, G., Starling, J., Bauman, A., Rawsthorne, M., Bennett, D., Chow, C., Lam, M., Kelly, P., Brown, N., Paxton, K., Hawke, C. (2012), The study design and methodology for the ARCHER study - adolescent rural cohort study of hormones, health, education, environments and relationships. BMC Pediatrics. 12(1), 143. [Abstract]
  • Rashid, H., Khandaker, G., Muhit, M., Booy, R. (2012), Bridging the 10/90 gap: Can Bangladesh provide a developing world model for influenza and pneumonia research?. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 7, 49-53.


  • Yin, J., Lahra, M., Iskander, M., Lambert, S., Heron, L., Nissen, M., Rost, L., Murphy, J., Sloots, T., Booy, R. (2011), Pilot study of influenza vaccine effectiveness in urban Australian children attending childcare. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47(12), 857-862. [Abstract]
  • Ladhani, S., Oeser, C., Sheldon, J., Ramsay, M., Booy, R., Heath, P. (2011), Immunoglobulin deficiency in children with Hib vaccine failure. Vaccine. 29(49), 9137-9140. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., Rashid, H., Yin, J., Khandaker, G., Leask, J. (2011), Mandating influenza vaccination in health-care workers. Lancet. , 1626. [Abstract]
  • Killingley, B., Enstone, J., Booy, R., Hayward, A., Oxford, J., Ferguson, N., Van-Tam, J. (2011), Potential role of human challenge studies for investigation of influenza transmission. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 11(11), 879-886. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Lester-Smith, D., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2011), Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) in Children's Hospital, Australia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 17(10), 1960-1962. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Khandaker, G., Rashid, H., Heron, L., Ridda, I., Booy, R. (2011), Immunogenicity and safety of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccine: systematic review and meta-analysis. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 5(5), 299-305. [Abstract]
  • Yin, J., Wang, H., Skinner, S., Salkeld, G., Booy, R. (2011), Assessing seasonal vaccine-related cross-protection from 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza through teacher absenteeism. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. , 393-394. [Abstract]
  • Eizenberg, P., Booy, R., Naser, N., Mason, G., Stamboulian, D., Weber, F. (2011), Acceptance of Intanza® 9 μg intradermal influenza vaccine in routine clinical practice in Australia and Argentina. Advances in Therapy. 28(8), 640-649. [Abstract]
  • Christie, D., Viner, R., Knox, K., Coen, P., Wang, H., El Bashir, H., Legood, R., Patel, B., Booy, R. (2011), Long-term outcomes of pneumococcal meningitis in childhood and adolescence. European Journal of Pediatrics. 170(8), 997-1006. [Abstract]
  • Cooper Robbins, S., Leask, J., Booy, R. (2011), Parents' attitudes towards the influenza vaccine and influencing factors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 47(7), 419-422. [Abstract]
  • Jayakody, A., Sinha, S., Tyler, K., Khadr, S., Clark, C., Klineberg, E., Booy, R., Bhui, K., Head, J., Stansfeld, S., Roberts, H., Viner, R. (2011), Early sexual risk among black and minority ethnicity teenagers: a mixed methods study. Journal of Adolescent Health. 48(5), 499-506. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Dierig, A., Rashid, H., King, C., Heron, L., Booy, R. (2011), Systematic review of clinical and epidemiological features of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 5(3), 148-156. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Marshall, H., Peadon, E., Zurynski, Y., Burgner, D., Buttery, J., Gold, M., Nissen, M., Elliott, E., Burgess, M., Booy, R. (2011), Congenital and neonatal varicella: impact of the national varicella vaccination programme in Australia. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 96(5), 453-456. [Abstract]
  • Petousis-Harris, H., Poole, T., Booy, R., Turner, N. (2011), Fever following administration of two inactivated influenza vaccines--a survey of parents of New Zealand infants and children 5 years of age and under. Vaccine. 29(16), 2933-2937. [Abstract]
  • Buttery, J., Danchin, M., Lee, K., Carlin, J., McIntyre, P., Elliott, E., Booy, R., Bines, J. (2011), Intussusception following rotavirus vaccine administration: post-marketing surveillance in the National Immunization Program in Australia. Vaccine. 29(16), 3061-3066. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., Richmond, P., Nolan, T., McVernon, J., Marshall, H., Nissen, M., Reynolds, G., Ziegler, J., Heron, L., Lambert, S., Caubet, M., Mesaros, N., Boutriau, D. (2011), Immediate and Longer Term Immunogenicity of A Single Dose of the Combined Haemophilus Influenzae Type B-Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup C-Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine in Hib-Primed Toddlers Aged 12 To 18 Months. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 30(4), 340-342. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., Khandaker, G., Heron, L., Yin, J., Doyle, B., Tudo, K., Hueston, L., Gilbert, G., Macintyre, C., Dwyer, D. (2011), Cross-reacting antibodies against the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus in older Australians. Medical Journal of Australia. 194(1), 19-23. [Abstract]
  • Blyth, C., Booy, R., Dwyer, D. (2011), Point of Care Testing: Diagnosis Outside the Virology Laboratory. In: Methods in Microbiology: Diagnostic Virology Protocols. (pp.415-434).United States: Springer Science+Business Media.
  • Khandaker, G., Zurynski, Y., Lester-Smith, D., Kesson, A., Heron, L., Dwyer, D., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2011), Clinical features, oseltamivir treatment and outcome in infants aged <12 months with laboratory-confirmed influenza A in 2009. Antiviral Therapy. 16(7), 1005-1010. [Abstract]


  • Booy, R., Van Der Meeren, O., Ng, S., Celzo, F., Ramakrishnan, G., Jacquet, J. (2010), A decennial booster dose of reduced antigen content diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine (Boostrix???) is immunogenic and well tolerated in adults. Vaccine. 29(1), 45-50. [Abstract]
  • Chiu, C., Dey, A., Wang, H., Menzies, R., Deeks, S., Mahajan, D., Macartney, K., Brotherton, J., Jardine, A., Quinn, H., Jelfs, J., Booy, R., Lawrence, G., Jayasinghe, S., Roberts-Witteveen, A., Senanayake, S., Wood, N., McIntyre, P. (2010), Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 34 Supp, S1-167. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., Chow, M., King, C., Booy, R. (2010), Caregivers' intentions regarding pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination for their children. The Medical Journal of Australia. , 485-486. [Abstract]
  • Ladhani, S., Davila, S., Hibberd, M., Heath, P., Ramsay, M., Slack, M., Pollard, A., Booy, R. (2010), Association between Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Mal/TIRAP and Interleukin-10 Genes and Susceptibility to Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Serotype b Infection in Immunized Children. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 51(7), 761-7. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Khandaker, G., Dibben, C., Zurynski, Y., Elliott, E., Booy, R. (2010), Mania in a patient with H1N1: is oseltamivir the culprit or a red herring?. The American Journal of Psychiatry. , 1129-1130. [Abstract]
  • Kirk, M., Moffatt, C., Hall, G., Becker, N., Booy, R., Heron, L., Macintyre, R., Dwyer, D., Lindley, R. (2010), The Burden of Infectious Gastroenteritis in Elderly Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities, Australia. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 31(8), 860-3. [Abstract]
  • Rosewell, A., Chiu, C., Lindley, R., Dwyer, D., Moffatt, C., Shineberg, C., Clarke, E., Booy, R., Macintyre, C. (2010), Surveillance for outbreaks of influenza-like illness in the institutionalized elderly. Epidemiology and infection. 138(8), 1126-34. [Abstract]
  • Leask, J., Booy, R., McIntyre, P. (2010), MMR, Wakefield and The Lancet: what can we learn?. The Medical Journal of Australia. 193(1), 5-7. [Abstract]
  • Khandaker, G., Doyle, B., Dwyer, D., Booy, R. (2010), Managing outbreaks of viral respiratory infection in aged care facilities - challenges and difficulties during the first pandemic wave. The Medical Journal of Australia. 192(12), 722. [Abstract]
  • Ladhani, S., Borrow, R., Heath, P., Ramsay, M., Booy, R. (2010), Low serum serotype-specific pneumococcal antibody concentrations in young children with Haemophilus influenzae serotype b (Hib) vaccine failure. Vaccine. 28(28), 4440-4444. [Abstract]
  • Ladhani, S., Heath, P., Aibara, R., Ramsay, M., Slack, M., Hibberd, M., Pollard, A., Moxon, E., Booy, R. (2010), Long-term complications and risk of other serious infections following invasive Haemophilus influenzae serotype b disease in vaccinated children. Vaccine. 28(10), 2195-2200. [Abstract]
  • Haworth, E., Rashid, H., Booy, R. (2010), Prevention of pandemic influenza after mass gatherings - learning from Hajj. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 103, 79-80. [Abstract]
  • Seppelt, I., Webb, S., Booy, R. (2010), All health professionals should receive the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine. 12, 3-5. [Abstract]
  • Dean, A., Moffatt, C., Rosewell, A., Dwyer, D., Lindley, R., Booy, R., Macintyre, C. (2010), Incompletely matched influenza vaccine still provides protection in frail elderly. Vaccine. 28(3), 864-7. [Abstract]
  • Nolan, T., McVernon, J., Skeljo, M., Richmond, P., Wadia, U., Lambert, S., Nissen, M., Marshall, H., Booy, R., Heron, L., Hartel, G., Lai, M., Basser, R., Gittleson, C., Greenberg, M. (2010), Immunogenicity of a Monovalent 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Vaccine in Infants and Children: A Randomized Trial. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 303(1), 37-46. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., Dwyer, D. (2010), Truth, double truth and statistics. New South Wales public health bulletin. 21(1-2), 30-31. [Abstract]
  • Van Damme, P., Moiseeva, A., Marichev, I., Kervyn, A., Booy, R., Kuriyakose, S., Brockway, A., Ng, S., Leyssen, M., Jacquet, J. (2010), Five years follow-up following two or three doses of a hepatitis B vaccine in adolescents aged 11-15 years: a randomised controlled study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 10, 357. [Abstract]
  • Jelfs, J., Rashid, H., Booy, R. (2010), Meningococcal vaccines. In: Travelers' Vaccines, 2nd Ed. (pp.189-206).United States: Pmph usa.


  • Simpkins, D., Wood, N., Jelfs, J., McIntyre, P., Menzies, R., Lawrence, G., Booy, R. (2009), Modern trends in mortality from meningococcal disease in Australia. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 28(12), 1119-20. [Abstract]
  • Iskander, M., Kesson, A., Dwyer, D., Rost, L., Pym, M., Wang, H., McCaskill, M., Booy, R. (2009), The burden of influenza in children under 5 years admitted to the Children's Hospital at Westmead in the winter of 2006. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 45(12), 698-703. [Abstract]
  • Meehan, A., Mackenzie, G., Shingadia, D., Booy, R. (2009), Protecting children with HIV against pneumococcal disease. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. , 394-395. [Abstract]
  • Rafiq, S., Rashid, H., Haworth, E., Booy, R. (2009), Hazards of hepatitis at the Hajj. Travel medicine and infectious disease. 7(4), 239-246. [Abstract]
  • Booy, R., El Bashir, H., Rashid, H., Shingadia, D., Haworth, E. (2009), Influenza and meningococcal disease: lessons for travellers and government from 2 epidemic diseases. Travel medicine and infectious disease. 7(4), 253-256. [Abstract]
  • Lester-Smith, D., Zurynski, Y., Booy, R., Festa, M., Kesson, A., Elliott, E. (2009), The burden of childhood influenza in a tertiary paediatric setting. Communicable Diseases Intelligence. 33(2), 209-215. [Abstract]
  • Sinclair, C., O'Toole, E., Paige, D., El Bashir, H., Robinson, J., Dobson, R., Lench, N., Stevens, H., Hitman, G., Booy, R., Mein, C., Kelsell, D. (2009), Filaggrin mutations are associated with ichthyosis vulgaris in the Bangladeshi population. British Journal of Dermatology. 160(5), 1113-1115. [Abstract]
  • Borg, J., Christie, D., Coen, P., Booy, R., Viner, R. (2009), Outcomes of meningococcal disease in adolescence: prospective, matched-cohort study. Pediatrics. 123(3), e502-9. [Abstract]
  • Legood, R., Coen, P., Knox, K., Viner, R., El Bashir, H., Christie, D., Patel, B., Booy, R. (2009), Health related quality of life in survivors of pneumococcal meningitis. Acta paediatrica. 98(3), 543-547. [Abstract]
  • MacIntyre, C., Cauchemez, S., Dwyer, D., Seale, H., Cheung, P., Browne, G., Fasher, M., Wood, J., Gao, Z., Booy, R., Ferguson, N. (2009), Face mask use and control of respiratory virus transmission in households. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 15(2), 233-241. [Abstract]
  • Seale, H., Weston, K., Dwyer, D., Zhu, M., Allchin, L., Booy, R., MacIntyre, C. (2009), The use of oseltamivir during an influenza B outbreak in a chronic care hospital. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 3(1), 15-20. [Abstract]
  • Rosewell, A., Wang, B., Saksena, N., MacIntyre, R., Lindley, R., Chiu, C., Shineberg, C., Clarke, E., McPhie, K., Ratnamohan, V., Booy, R., Dwyer, D. (2009), Failure to Detect Oseltamivir Resistance by Rolling Circle Amplification and Sequencing Following Use in an Influenza A (H3N2) Outbreak at an Aged Care Facility. Journal of Antivirals and Antiretrovirals. 1(1), 056-061.
  • Ladhani, S., Heath, P., Ramsay, M., Slack, M., Kibwana, E., Pollard, A., Booy, R. (2009), Long-Term Immunological Follow-Up of Children with Haemophilus influenzae Serotype b Vaccine Failure in the United Kingdom. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 49(3), 372-380. [Abstract]
  • Seale, H., Booy, R., MacIntyre, C. (2009), Trends in hospitalizations for diagnosed congenital cytomegalovirus in infants and children in Australia. BMC Pediatrics. 9, 7. [Abstract]
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  • Holland, D., Booy, R., Looze, F., Eizenberg, P., McDonald, J., Karrasch, J., McKeirnan, M., Salem, H., Mills, G., Reid, J., Weber, F., Saville, M. (2008), Intradermal Influenza Vaccine Administered Using a New Microinjection System Produces Superior Immunogenicity in Elderly Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of infectious diseases. 198(5), 650-8. [Abstract]
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