Journal article

SAEFVIC: Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in Victoria, Australia, 2018

Hazel Clothier, Jock Lawrie, Georgina Lewis, Melissa Russell, Nigel Crawford, Jim Buttery

Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report | Government Department of Health and Ageing | Published : 2020


Background: SAEFVIC is the Victorian surveillance system for adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). It enhances passive surveillance by also providing clinical support and education to vaccinees and immunisation providers. This report summarises surveillance, clinical and vaccine pharmacovigilance activities of SAEFVIC in 2018. Methods: A retrospective observational cohort study of AEFI reports received by SAEFVIC in 2018, compared with previous years since 2008. Data were categorised by vaccinee demographics of age, sex, pregnancy and Indigenous status, vaccines administered and AEFI reactions reported. Age cohorts were defined as infant (0-12 months); young child (1-4 years); school..

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