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Post-licensure surveillance of adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) is an important component of any national immunisation program and essential to maintaining the confidence of the general public and immunisation providers in the national immunisation program.
NCIRS plays a pivotal and collaborative role in monitoring and promoting vaccine safety. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which conducts monitoring of AEFI through national passive surveillance, sends AEFI reports related to vaccines in a de-identified form to NCIRS to conduct various analyses. We analyse these data to prepare regular national AEFI surveillance reports, national immunisation program evaluations, reports to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and other ad hoc analyses. Find out more here.
NCIRS also collaborates with other organisations on a range of important vaccine safety activities:
Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS)
NSW Immunisation Specialist Service (NSWISS)
NCIRS's vaccine safety fact sheets provide information on specific issues. These fact sheets have been developed primarily for immunisation providers, but may also be of interest to members of the public.
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