Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) is an essential component of vaccine safety monitoring. The most commonly utilized passive surveillance systems rely predominantly on reporting by health care providers (HCP). We reviewed adverse event reports received in Victoria, Australia since surveillance commencement in July 2007, to June 2013 (6 years) to ascertain the contribution of consumer (vaccinee or their parent/guardian) reporting to vaccine safety monitoring and to inform future surveillance system development directions.
Clothier, H., Selvaraj, G., Easton, M. L., Lewis, G. P., Crawford, N., & Buttery, J. P. (2014). Consumer reporting of adverse events following immunization. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 10(12), 3726 - 3730. https://doi.org/10.4161/hv.34369