The 2020 Vaccine safety in Australia AusVaxSafety summary report is now available on the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website.

The report shows how people receiving vaccines, or their parents and carers, responded to a SMS about their health a few days after their vaccination at each schedule point in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in Australia in 2020.

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.

The report includes infographics highlighting the vaccines given at each schedule point, the percentage of reported adverse events, the percentage of those who saw a doctor or emergency department in the days after vaccination, and the most commonly reported events. These infographics are an excellent resource when counselling patients on the short-term safety of vaccines at each vaccine schedule point. 

Access the summary report here

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Cover of 2020 vaccine safety in Australia AusVaxSafety summary report



Last updated August 2022