Australia’s active vaccine safety system

AusVaxSafety is actively monitoring adverse events following monkeypox vaccination to ensure continuing safety of vaccines used.

How to get involved?

If you are getting a monkeypox vaccine, look out for the AusVaxSafety QR code registration poster at your immunisation clinic. Scan the QR code and complete the registration form to participate in the AusVaxSafety monkeypox vaccine surveillance program.

How does it work?

Following your monkeypox vaccination, AusVaxSafety will send you three short vaccine safety surveys - on day 7, day 14 and day 42 - giving you the opportunity to report any adverse events you may have experienced and if you had to seek medical care as a result.

Timeline of surveillance

Depending on your survey responses, your state/territory health department or immunisation provider may contact you to collect more details.

What happens to the information you provide?

Your responses will contribute to the national monkeypox vaccine safety surveillance that AusVaxSafety is conducting as part of Australia's comprehensive vaccine safety monitoring.

What about your personal data?

AusVaxSafety only receives responses that are de-identified to protect your privacy. This means any information that could identify you will be removed.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information on the AusVaxSafety monkeypox vaccine safety surveillance program, contact the AusVaxSafety team.

View the latest AusVaxSafety monkeypox vaccine safety data here