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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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
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2015

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