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Protocols for National Action to Respond to Adverse Events Following Immunisation

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Publication date: 
September 2020
Publication type: 
Guideline
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

These protocols set out the process for ensuring timely, coordinated and appropriate responses to a vaccine safety signal by Australian Government and state and territory officials responsible for immunisation safety.  

The protocols do not cover the detailed investigation and analysis that form an essential part of any response to vaccine safety signals. They do not apply to the immediate management of an adverse event by clinicians, such as doctors and nurses.

They focus on the interaction between the Australian Government and state and territory governments, and guide communication and coordination of national program and regulatory responses to adverse events following immunisation.