Real-time safety surveillance of seasonal influenza vaccines in children, Australia, 2015

A. Pillsbury, P. Cashman, A. Leeb, Annette Regan, D. Westphal, Thomas Snelling, Christopher Blyth, N. Crawford, N. Wood, K. Macartney

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Abstract

© 2015, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). All rights reserved. Increased febrile reactions in Australian children from one influenza vaccine brand in 2010 diminished confidence in influenza immunisation, highlighting the need for improved vaccine safety surveillance. Aus VaxSafety, a national vaccine safety surveillance system collected adverse events in young children for 2015 influenza vaccine brands in real time through parent/carer reports via SMS/email. Weekly cumulative data on 3,340 children demonstrated low rates of fever (4.4%) and medical attendance (1.1%). Fever was more frequent with concomitant vaccination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Article 30050
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume20
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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