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First published Wednesday 10 March 2021.

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The Australian Strep A Vaccine Initiative (ASAVI) is an Australian-led global initiative with the goal of reducing the disease burden caused by Group A Streptococcus (Strep A) infection through effective vaccination. The program is co-directed by Professor Jonathan Carapetis at the Telethon Kids Institute in partnership with Professor Andrew Steer at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

ASAVI will play a key role in the global effort to develop a Strep A vaccine and will work closely with public health organisations, industry and academic partners and the International Strep A Consortium (known as SAVAC) and headquartered at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul).