Mon, 10/22/2018 | News

AusVaxSafety 2017 influenza vaccine safety surveillance results published

AusVaxSafety’s active influenza vaccine safety surveillance confirmed the safety of influenza vaccines administered in Australia in 2017. Results have recently been published in the journal BMJ Open [Pillsbury AJ, Glover C, Jacoby P, et al. Active surveillance of 2017 seasonal influenza vaccine safety: an observational cohort study of individuals aged 6 months and older in Australia]. Surveillance in 2017 included 73,892 participants aged 6 months and older from across Australia who were vaccinated at one of 194 sentinel immunisation clinics and responded to an SMS/email survey  sent via the SmartVax, Vaxtracker, or STARSS surveillance tools about adverse events experienced in the days following influenza vaccination.