Journal article

Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation: the model of SAEFVIC, Victoria.

Hazel J Clothier, Nigel W Crawford, Ann Kempe, Jim P Buttery

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep | Published : 2011

Abstract

State-based adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) reporting systems in Australia demonstrate marked regional differences in surveillance methodologies and reporting rates. To improve AEFI services in Victoria, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community (SAEFVIC) was established in 2007. SAEFVIC comprises a central reporting enhanced passive surveillance system integrated with clinical services. AEFI may be reported by phone, fax or on-line. Immunisation nurse specialists follow up all reports, coupled with physician review as required. Supervised re-vaccination in a hospital environment, when appropriate, helps ensure clinical support for vaccinees, families..

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