Current AusVaxSafety surveillance data

Last updated 18 August 2017

INFLUENZA VACCINE SAFETY DATA
In 2017, four age-specific quadrivalent influenza vaccines are available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The current safety profile of the 2017 vaccines is reassuring and consistent with expectations.

 

ZOSTER (SHINGLES) VACCINE SAFETY DATA
There is currently a low rate of events and medical attendance following zoster vaccine, which is consistent with the existing knowledge of the vaccine safety profile.
It is important to re-emphasise that zoster vaccine should not be given to immunocompromised individuals. For more information please refer to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website.

PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) VACCINE SAFETY DATA
Injection site reactions are known to occur following administration of acellular pertussis vaccines. The current reported event rates are consistent with existing data on pertussis vaccines.