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

Alexis Pillsbury, P. Cashman, A. Leeb, A. Regan, James D Westphal, Tom Snelling, C. Blyth, N. W. Crawford, N. Wood, Kristine K Macartney, AusVaxSafety, surveillance team 16

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Abstract

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. AusVaxSafety, 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
Article number30050
Number of pages5
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume20
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2015

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Pillsbury, A., Cashman, P., Leeb, A., Regan, A., Westphal, J. D., Snelling, T., Blyth, C., Crawford, N. W., Wood, N., Macartney, K. K., & AusVaxSafety, surveillance team 16 (2015). Real-time safety surveillance of seasonal influenza vaccines in children, Australia, 2015. Eurosurveillance, 20(43), [30050]. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.43.30050