The Telethon Kids Institute's Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases was established in 2014 thanks to the support of Wesfarmers Limited. The Centre aims to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on young Australians.

Infectious diseases are the number one killer of young children worldwide and the main reason for childhood hospitalisations in Australia.

Our mission is to find and deliver on better ways to prevent and treat infections in non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal children who experience far higher rates of serious infection than the rest of the population.