Australia’s active vaccine safety system
The AusVaxSafety active vaccine safety surveillance system monitors the safety of vaccines in Australia. Using de-identified data reported directly from people receiving the vaccines (or their parent or carer), AusVaxSafety monitors adverse events following immunisation and facilitates early detection of potential vaccine safety issues.
In 2018, 165,000 adults and children of all ages participated in surveillance and no safety signals were identified. Routine monitoring of the safety of the 2019 influenza vaccines in all ages commenced on 1 April 2019. Since then, more than 30,000 participants have provided feedback via SMS after their jab.
Vaccine safety results for the 2019 influenza vaccines will be available on the AusVaxSafety website from Friday 12 April 2019 and updated weekly
AusVaxSafety receives fundingfrom the Australian Government
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We acknowledge that the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS) is on the land of the traditional owners the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, and recognise their culture, history, diversity and their deep connection to the land. Together, through research and partnership, we aim to move to a place of equity for all. NCIRS also acknowledges and pays respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our research, staff and community are drawn.
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