Adverse events following HPV immunization in Australia: Establishment of a clinical network
Nigel W Crawford, Kate Hodgson, Mike Gold, Jim Buttery, Nicholas Wood
HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2016
OBJECTIVE: To formalise a collaborative national Adverse Events Following Immunisation Clinical Assessment Network (AEFI-CAN) following the expansion of the Australian Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation program to boys in 2013. METHODS: AEFI-CAN linked state-based vaccine safety clinics and the Department of Health including the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Monthly teleconferences held to discuss HPV related cases. AEFI conditions of interest recorded in a centralised database. RESULTS: Between 1st January 2013 - 31st October 2014, 118 HPV AEFI were documented, 56% in males. The median age was 13 y (range 12-16 years). The majority of AEFI reports were after dose 1 (59%). 76 ..View full abstract
The project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.