Australia’s active vaccine safety system
The AusVaxSafety team attended the 11th New Zealand Immunisation Conference from 5th to 7th September held at The University of Auckland.
The conference was hosted by The Immunisation Advisory Centre and provided attendees an opportunity to share research and experiences to contribute to better understanding of vaccine-preventable disease control and immunisation delivery services in New Zealand and beyond.
Local and international experts shared their knowledge at the conference, including keynote speaker Professor Kathryn Edwards, a paediatric infectious disease specialist at the Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, USA.
The AusVaxSafety consortium members showcased their diverse portfolio of work and research in vaccine safety, which was well received by conference attendees. The oral presentations are listed below:
• Australia’s innovative approach to post-licensure vaccine safety monitoring: the AusVaxSafety active vaccine safety surveillance system, by Chloe Damon
• Australia’s novel active vaccine safety surveillance system monitoring adverse events through school-based immunisation, by Nicola Carter
• Active surveillance of adverse events following immunisation with influenza and Tdap vaccines in Australian pregnant women, by Catherine Glover
• AusVaxSafety profiles of adverse events across the Australian infant National Immunisation Program schedule, by Catherine Glover
• Active, text message–based vaccine safety surveillance system confirms the safety of influenza vaccines administered during the Australian 2019 influenza season, by Alexis Pillsbury
• Demonstrating human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine safety in Australia using active, text message–based surveillance, by Alexis Pillsbury
• SmartVax – Australian active adverse event surveillance following immunisation (AEFI) in primary care using SMS and smartphone technology, by Dr Alan Leeb
The full program and list of presentations from the conference is available on the New Zealand Immunisation Advisory Centre website.
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