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

Pillsbury, Alexis; Cashman, Patrick; Leeb, Alan; Regan, Annette; Westphal, Darren; Snelling, Tom; Blyth, Christopher; Crawford, Nigel; Wood, Nicholas; Macartney, Kristine


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Eurosurveillance
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.43.30050
Access Rights: Open Access


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