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Vaccine safety in Australia AusVaxSafety summary report 2018

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Publication date: 
15 November 2019
Last updated: 
18 November 2019
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

AusVaxSafety is a national system for monitoring vaccine safety in Australia. The report shows how people receiving vaccines, or their parents and carers, responded to the SMS about their health a few days after their vaccination at each schedule point in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in Australia in 2018.  The report includes infographics providing a visual representation of the number of people receiving vaccines, or their parents and carers, who responded to an SMS about their health a few days after their child’s scheduled vaccination. The infographic shows the percentage of reported adverse events, reported non events, the percentage of those who took their child to a doctor or emergency department in the days after vaccination, the most commonly reported events of the parents and carers who reported one or more adverse events. The infographic also displays the vaccines given at each schedule point in 2018 and what diseases the vaccines protect against.