Fri, 03/05/2021 | News

Australian COVID-19 active vaccine safety data now available

Australian COVID-19 active vaccine safety surveillance data are now available from AusVaxSafety and are updated weekly. 

AusVaxSafety active vaccine safety surveillance uses a short survey sent by SMS/email to collect reports of adverse events following immunisation directly from the people receiving COVID-19 vaccines. 

An adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) is any untoward event which follows immunisation and which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the use of the vaccine.

To date, the data reported are consistent with those seen in clinical trials and with other vaccines, reaffirming the safety of the current vaccine in use in Australia.

View the AusVaxSafety COVID-19 vaccination surveillance data here (updated weekly) 

Read more about how AusVaxSafety is conducting national COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance in Australia here.