Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s COVID Vaccine Preparedness survey

COVID-19 vaccine delivery may be prioritised for people aged 70 years-old and older, and for adults with chronic conditions like heart disease, respiratory conditions, diabetes, neurological conditions, immunocompromising conditions, renal disease or haematological disorders.

If you’re in one of these groups, we want to hear from you!

What do you want to know about the COVID-19 vaccines, and how do you want to get that information?

Never before have we undertaken a vaccine program on this scale. We want to understand what is needed to help you make decisions about getting vaccinated. Help shape the Victorian COVID-19 vaccination communication strategy by completing the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s COVID Vaccine Preparedness survey:

This online survey takes 10 minutes and can be completed anonymously. Participants can enter to win one of eight gift vouchers.

This study is led by researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with partners from the University of Melbourne, Monash University, The University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. It is funded by the Victorian Department of Health.

To learn more about the study and complete the survey, click HERE

Please share this survey with family and friends who may be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Dr Jessica Kaufman 03 9345 4890 or

Introducing: TASCA’s Podcast

In TASCA’s first podcast, Sam talks with TASCA’s Vice-Chair, Robbin, about life as a thalassaemia and sickle cell affected family during the current COVID-19 quarantine.

Join us as we explore topics that are relevant right now to patients and families living with genetic blood disorders in Australia.

Views and opinions expressed on this podcast are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily express TASCA’s official policy and position.

COVID-19 Resources

The TASCA team has compiled the following resources for information and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated as more resources become available. 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath or sore throat) do not go to your GP or a hospital. Call your local GP clinic or hospital to be given advice. If you have severe symptoms call 000 immediately.


General Support:

Mental Health Support: