Dr Chris Blyth
Dr Chris Blyth is Head of Infectious Diseases at Perth Children’s Hospital and Co-head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases. As a paediatrician working with patients in a clinical setting, Dr Blyth has first-hand knowledge of deadly diseases affecting children and is heavily involved in the latest national and global research on influenza, pneumonia and immunisation.
Dr Blyth completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia by focusing on the WA preschool influenza vaccination program, and this work was instrumental in influencing national influenza policy and ensuring all children aged under five years receives a free flu vaccine.
Dr Blyth is a vocal advocate for childhood immunisation and is dedicated to educating the general public about the benefits of immunisation through media interviews and online articles.