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2020 Jun 01


Active SMS-based surveillance of adverse events following immunisation with influenza and pertussis-containing vaccines in Australian pregnant women using AusVaxSafety.


Maternal immunisation is important to protect both mother and baby, but safety concerns can lead to low uptake. AusVaxSafety participant-based surveillance actively monitors adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in Australia. We aimed to analyse AEFI in the days following vaccination with seasonal inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and/or reduced antigen diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine (dTpa) in pregnant women in Australia.